1 "They've flatly refused to ratify the amendment," said Grandpa Merriwether and there was pride in his voice.
2 "It's the amendment letting the darkies vote, you know," he explained.
3 As Ashley had prophesied, there had been hell to pay since the legislature refused to ratify the amendment.
4 Mrs. Rushworth proposed that the chaise should be taken also; but this was scarcely received as an amendment: the young ladies neither smiled nor spoke.
5 Tom's amendment was alarmingly slow.
6 Aunt, dear aunt, for mercy's sake, think of this, before you let them drag this sick child to a prison, which in any case must be the grave of all his chances of amendment.
7 The next day produced little or no alteration in the state of the patient; she certainly was not better, and, except that there was no amendment, did not appear worse.
8 Her breath, her skin, her lips, all flattered Elinor with signs of amendment; and Marianne fixed her eyes on her with a rational, though languid, gaze.
9 In spite of this amendment, however, she requested to have a note sent to Longbourn, desiring her mother to visit Jane, and form her own judgement of her situation.
10 We shall cheer her sorrows," said Prince John, "and amend her blood, by wedding her to a Norman.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 They are hardly to be prevailed with to amend the acknowledged faults in the frame they have been accustomed to.
15 But perhaps the abuse of such people as yourself and Marianne will make amends for the regard of Lady Middleton and her mother.