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reincarnation

(rē-ĭn-kăr-nā′shŭn) [″ + incarnation]
1. The belief held by members of some religious groups that a person returns in physical or spiritual form to live again after death.
2. A renewal of interest in an old or previously discarded idea.
3. A psychological or spiritual reawakening of someone who had previously been engaged in a wholly different set of activities or interests.
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Ja-hong's spirit is of a special kind, a rare paragon who led an honorable and just life that his spirit is expected to pass through the trials with ease and reincarnate immediately.
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