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noun: A person who returns after a long absence or supposedly after death.
From French revenant (ghost), from revenir (to return), from Latin re- (again) + venire (to come). Earliest documented use: 1823.
“Lawrence Osborne seems to be a revenant from a species that has, paradoxically, become almost extinct following the triumph of globalisation: the traveller (or travel-writer)-novelist.”
Neel Mukherjee; Hunters in the Dark; The Guardian (London, UK); May 6, 2015.
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