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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·sume v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resumed p. pr. & vb. n. Resuming.]
 1. To take back.
 The sun, like this, from which our sight we have,
 Gazed on too long, resumes the light he gave.   --Denham.
    Perhaps God will resume the blessing he has bestowed ere he attains the age of manhood.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To enter upon, or take up again.
    Reason resumed her place, and Passion fled.   --Dryden.
 3. To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse.