From Latin revolutus
, past participle of
- Rolled or recurved on itself.
- to roll back, curve upwards
- to participate in or incite a revolution or revolt
- 1893, Daily Evening Expositor, editorial, January 28
- The Hawaiians have ‘revoluted’ and dethroned the fat squaw they
have hitherto chosen to call a queen.
- 1996, Lester D. Langley, The Banana Men: American Mercenaries
and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930
- Christmas always thought himself a “patriotic American,” but,
as he saw the matter, a little “revoluting” on behalf of his
benefactors—Manuel Bonilla and Estrada Cabrera—in no sense harmed
the interestes of the United States.
- 2000, Barbara Bush, Imperialism, Race and Resistance: Africa
and Britain 1919-1945
- Achimota was Fraser’s life’s work, evidence that ‘the glorious
West African people’ were gradually changing their conditions by
‘evolving not revoluting [sic]’.
- 2003, Ed McClanahan, Famous People I Have Known
- I rocked and rolled. I ingested illicit substances. I
- 2004, Samuel Hopkins Adams, The Unspeakable Perk
- “Pins through scarabs,” she laughed, “while beneath you
Caracuna riots and revolutes and massacres
- Feminine plural form of revoluto