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 Meanings and Examples of AMEND
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 v.  change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  We shall cheer her sorrows," said Prince John, "and amend her blood, by wedding her to a Norman.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
2  Arriving at the conclusion that it certainly was, he turned his back upon the scenes of the past, resolved to amend it in some new sphere of action.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
3  I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a cultivated as well as of a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own, to approve or amend my plans.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Letter 2
4  Gladly will I do as you wish, since for many a day past have I been longing to amend my life, and to engage in husbandry, and to reorder my affairs.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
5  They are hardly to be prevailed with to amend the acknowledged faults in the frame they have been accustomed to.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
6  But perhaps the abuse of such people as yourself and Marianne will make amends for the regard of Lady Middleton and her mother.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10
7  They afforded her no companion that could make amends for what she had left behind, nor that could teach her to think of Norland with less regret than ever.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
8  Her idea was my refuge in disappointment and distress, and made some amends to me, even for the loss of my friend.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
9  It was an aggravating circumstance in the case that he had no idea of this, but conceived that he was making me amends in every new discovery: not to say, heaping obligations on my head.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
10  I told the gentleman at first, when he told me upstairs it was come to light, that I would answer for your being umble, and making amends.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
11  I do not know how you will ever make him amends for his kindness; or me, either, for that matter.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
12  At that instant, she felt that years of happiness could not make Jane or herself amends for moments of such painful confusion.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 53
13  As far as I can see, it will be your chief diversion hereafter; unless Linton make amends for other losses: and your provident parent appears to fancy he may.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
14  That noon he sat down to dinner with us, and received a heaped-up plate from my hands, as if he intended to make amends for previous fasting.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
15  There was a rich amends, however, preparing for her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  Would McCain amend executive orders to ensure that communications between persons outside government and White House staff are disclosed to the public?
2  What I find remarkable and commendable is how many chances she was given to retract, amend or otherwise clarify.
3  Since you insist, I must amend the letter of credit.
4  The president agreed to amend the constitution and allow multi-party elections.
5  MPs were urged to amend the law to prevent another oil tanker disaster.
6  He seized the chance to make amends for his behavior.
7  She tried to make amends by inviting him out to dinner.
8  I want to make amends to my friend for breaking her precious vase.
9  America and Britain oppose this amendment but some other European countries, in particular Germany, have always been lukewarm on debt relief and might be swayed.
10  For the sake of policy and representativeness, we need a constitutional amendment to remove this prerogative from the president.
11  More insidious is the whole issue of the second amendment.
12  Party leaders doubted that they had enough votes in both houses of Congress to ratify the constitutional amendment.
13  They argue that the amendment undermines Canadian federalism.
14  The amendment will remove the inconsistency between the two laws.
15  The amendment will force senators to show where they stand on the issue of sexual harassment.