01. Political [reform] is needed in many countries because corruption is so widespread.
02. The new government has promised to [reform] the electoral process.
03. His grandmother is a [reformed] alcoholic who hasn't had a drink in over 50 years.
04. The public have made a strong call for [reform] to the education system in my country.
05. President Bill Clinton worked hard to [reform] the health care system in the U.S., but failed.
06. The new Chinese President is a [reformer] who is determined to stop corruption in government.
07. The new government has attempted to introduce some fairly radical [reforms], but the Opposition is fighting hard against them.
08. Mort Sahl once joked that a conservative is someone who believes in [reform]. But not now.
09. The Liberal party has declared its intention to [reform] employment laws in this country.
10. Critics suggest that a radical [reform] of our health care system is needed before costs spiral out of control.
11. The calendar was [reformed] during the time of Julius Caesar.
12. The Ayatollah Khomeini had to live in exile from Iran for 15 years as a result of his opposition to his government's program of [reform].
13. Mikhail Gorbachev introduced widespread [reforms] to the U.S.S.R. when he came to power in 1985.
14. In May 1968, protests and riots by students and workers in Paris led to sweeping social and political [reforms] in France.
15. The reign of Ivan the Terrible brought [reforms] to Russia but the period was more noted for its oppression, during which time over 3,000 people were executed.
16. Alan Paton once suggested that to give up the task of [reforming] society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
17. In 1993, Russian President Boris Yeltsin abolished the KGB security police, saying the organization was incapable of being [reformed].
18. When China began to [reform] its economy 20 years ago, many women saw an opportunity for greater freedom.

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