COMPROMISE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPROMISE
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compromise
 v.  accept that you will reduce your demands to reach an agreement with someone
 v.  lower or weaken standards, risk harming something
Classic Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  You'll understand that better, when I tell you it's a question that might compromise me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVI
2  As I thought that I might compromise him if I went too often to the Castle, I made this communication by letter.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVII
3  I think there was some compromise in the cap; but otherwise she was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
4  We made a compromise of everything.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
5  'I have kept your name and reputation for you, and your peace and quiet, and your house and home too,' said Uriah, with a sulky, hurried, defeated air of compromise.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
6  One would think you were afraid my society would compromise you.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 17
7  We compromise her safety, perhaps, by staying here.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
8  Thus, the mummers having gathered hither from scattered points each came with his own tenets on early and late; and they waited a little longer as a compromise.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
9  He did not even desire Clym's absence, since it was just possible that Eustacia might resent any situation which could compromise her dignity as a wife, whatever the state of her heart towards him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
10  His method is as follows: He allows it to be known that he is prepared to pay very high sums for letters which compromise people of wealth and position.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
11  You say that you have five letters which compromise the Countess d'Albert.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
12  This compromise satisfied the commons, who thought they would thus get rid of the consulship, and secure the highest offices of the State for their own order.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVII.
13  This last compromise was a hasty bit of legislation, vague and uncertain in outline.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
14  Naturally the Negroes resented, at first bitterly, signs of compromise which surrendered their civil and political rights, even though this was to be exchanged for larger chances of economic development.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
15  To-day the two groups of Negroes, the one in the North, the other in the South, represent these divergent ethical tendencies, the first tending toward radicalism, the other toward hypocritical compromise.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  He would rather shoot himself than compromise his principles.
17  Gentle to have, but not compromise, I want to be in quiet, not strong.
18  Sometimes the presence of a neutral third party can help adversaries compromise their differences.
19  It needed a compromise, a plan that would reassure the business community that it isn't abandoning economic reform even if the pace is slower.
20  However, if a compromise cannot be found soon, political upheaval is unavoidable.
21  For this reason, the best way out of this conundrum is a political compromise.
22  The compromise among the parties had to eviscerate the bill that had been proposed.
23  There can be no compromise, no watering down of the Christian gospel, he insisted.
24  The negotiating team had not expected such intransigence from the striking workers, who rejected any hint of a compromise.
25  I agree with Yooper; wool is a good compromise but I still dress in layers with cotton, nylon, or whatever the weather dictates.
26  Key senators reach bipartisan health-care subsidy deal; the compromise help offset deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers.
27  An article based on the interview can be found here, which focuses on Mr Lewman's belief that cyberspies in the US and UK are leaking his team information, frustrating their colleagues' efforts to compromise Tor's special browser software.
28  His centrist, compromising instincts, embodied in the New Democrat covenant, alienated core constituencies while failing to impress opponents.
29  The doctor was found in a compromising position with a nurse.
30  Development must be integrated and sustainable, that is to say utilise our resources to satisfy present needs without compromising the needs of future generations.