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 Meanings and Examples of AMENDS
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amends
 n.  compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  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
2  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
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  There was a rich amends, however, preparing for her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
11  He hoped she might make some amends for the many very plain faces he was continually passing in the streets.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
12  As to you, Mr. Carruthers, I think that you have done what you could to make amends for your share in an evil plot.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
13  If I have committed a sin in killing an Inquisitor and a Jesuit, I have made ample amends by saving the lives of these girls.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XVI
14  The antechamber, indeed, was only encrusted with rubies and emeralds, but the order in which everything was arranged made amends for this great simplicity.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XVIII
15  The host had not quite so good a bargain as he at first hoped for, but he made amends by slipping in two bottles of Anjou wine instead of two bottles of champagne.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  He seized the chance to make amends for his behavior.
2  She tried to make amends by inviting him out to dinner.
3  I want to make amends to my friend for breaking her precious vase.
4  Would McCain amend executive orders to ensure that communications between persons outside government and White House staff are disclosed to the public?
5  What I find remarkable and commendable is how many chances she was given to retract, amend or otherwise clarify.
6  Since you insist, I must amend the letter of credit.
7  The president agreed to amend the constitution and allow multi-party elections.
8  MPs were urged to amend the law to prevent another oil tanker disaster.
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.