- 1Begin again or continue after a pause or interruption: [with object]: a day later normal service was resumed [no object]: the talks resumed in AprilMore example sentences
- I then continued to resume the folding of various frocks and dresses that were mainly sewn by myself.
- In 1933 he returned to Chicago and resumed his schooling, graduating in 1936.
- In our study, physical activity was resumed earlier in patients undergoing surgical treatment than in those receiving nonoperative treatment.
- 1.1 [no object] Begin speaking again after a pause or interruption: he sipped at the glass of water and then resumedMore example sentences
- "Before I proceed," he resumed, "I must recall to your minds Newtons general law, that the attraction of two bodies is directly proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the square of their distances."
- I had scarcely taken in which was land and which was water, much less the significance of the buoy, when he resumed: 'Never mind; I'm pretty sure it's all deep water about here.’
- 1.2Take or put on again: the judge resumed his seatMore example sentences
- She returned back inside, sauntering into the drawing room where she resumed her position on the window seat, picking up the book.
- As the guard resumed his post they returned up the passage.
- Vixen returned to Rhym and resumed her identity as Almira de Kinsei.
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- variant spelling of résumé ( sense 2).More example sentences
- I remember many interesting resumes out of the 100 we received, but one stood out as unlikely: the candidate was simply too qualified.
- Can I list these awards on my resume even though technically I did not win them?
- Tucked away at the far end of the show floor, the two neat rows of some twenty booths were packed with people, filling out forms, handing out resumes, talking to recruiters, and even vowing to come back tomorrow with resumes.
late Middle English: from Old French resumer or Latin resumere, from re- 'back' + sumere 'take'.
- 1A summary: I gave him a quick résumé of eventsMore example sentences
summary, precis, synopsis, abstract, outline, summarization, summation; abridgement, digest, condensation, abbreviation, survey, overview, rundown, run-through, review, sketch; French tour d'horizon; North American wrap-up; Law headnote, brief
- After taking a quick glance at his résumé, I was surprised by how many films I had seen, but I wasn't surprised to discover how many I disliked.
- Exemplary résumés breathe with ample white space to make key information easy to absorb.
- Between staring at her and listening he gave a résumé of his life finishing with a description of his children, Bradley, Darren and Nicola and his plans.
- 2North American A curriculum vitae.More example sentences
- Using email, I've been able to review résumés, cover letters, even outlines of talking points for an interview.
- But she should spend most of the résumé describing her professional background, which includes doing a variety of jobs at a drug testing lab.
- Rather than sifting through scores of dubious résumés drawn by salary and job description, you're in control now.
early 19th century: French, literally 'resumed', past participle (used as a noun) of résumer.