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 Meanings and Examples of AMENDMENT
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 n.  correction; revision
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  "They've flatly refused to ratify the amendment," said Grandpa Merriwether and there was pride in his voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
2  "It's the amendment letting the darkies vote, you know," he explained.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
3  As Ashley had prophesied, there had been hell to pay since the legislature refused to ratify the amendment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
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.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
5  Tom's amendment was alarmingly slow.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 43
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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 43
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.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
10  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
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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
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.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Letter 2
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.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
14  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
15  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
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  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.
2  For the sake of policy and representativeness, we need a constitutional amendment to remove this prerogative from the president.
3  More insidious is the whole issue of the second amendment.
4  Party leaders doubted that they had enough votes in both houses of Congress to ratify the constitutional amendment.
5  They argue that the amendment undermines Canadian federalism.
6  The amendment will remove the inconsistency between the two laws.
7  The amendment will force senators to show where they stand on the issue of sexual harassment.
8  Would McCain amend executive orders to ensure that communications between persons outside government and White House staff are disclosed to the public?
9  What I find remarkable and commendable is how many chances she was given to retract, amend or otherwise clarify.
10  Since you insist, I must amend the letter of credit.
11  The president agreed to amend the constitution and allow multi-party elections.
12  MPs were urged to amend the law to prevent another oil tanker disaster.
13  He seized the chance to make amends for his behavior.
14  She tried to make amends by inviting him out to dinner.
15  I want to make amends to my friend for breaking her precious vase.