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Tea room discussionEdit

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The intransitive sense "To become new, or as new; to revive" is marked as (obsolete), but I've just added a 2010 cite. Shall we detag it?​—msh210 (talk) 18:07, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

"Obsolete" seems wrong. It might be archaic. I wonder if it was ever very widespread relative to transitive use. It would be nice if we could find intransitive use in a form other than the -ing form. DCDuring TALK 18:39, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
Given the two quotes there in a modern usage, I don't think it is obsolete or archaic. Rare maybe, but transitivity is not strongly marked on English verbs; I would expect people will continue to occasionally use it in this manner.--Prosfilaes 04:11, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Whenever I find an ‘obsolete’ word with a respectable modern citation, I relabel it as {{context|_|now|_|rare}}. Ƿidsiþ 21:18, 17 January 2011 (UTC)


Per Ƿidsiþ's comment above, I have now changed the "obsolete" tag to "now rare". —RuakhTALK 22:07, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

renew (books in a library)Edit

I don't seem to find a simple sense - renew (books in a library). --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 08:40, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

  • I've added a definition. Could do with a quote. SemperBlotto (talk) 08:49, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 09:14, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
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