Definition of "revenant" [revenant]

  • One that returns after a lengthy absence. (noun)
  • One who returns after death. (noun)

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Use "revenant" in a sentence
  • "But spacers, being spacers, would prefer for their saviour to be a revenant from the past rather than a modern-day phenomenon."
  • "Loved the use of the word revenant, haven't seen it used so perfectly before."
  • "If being a vampire was a world of cold punctuated by brief moments of warmth at feeding time, being a revenant was a world of ice with no relief."