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 Meanings and Examples of CORRECTION
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correction
 n.  the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
Classic Sentence: (168 in 12 pages)
1  Next to him stood a motorcycle policeman taking down names with much sweat and correction in a little book.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
2  After Gatsby's death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes' power of correction.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
3  The very years she spoke of, were realities now, for my correction; and would have been, one day, a little later perhaps, though we had parted in our earliest folly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
4  A man like Danglars was wholly inaccessible to any gentler method of correction.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
5  Sir, I do not deny the justice of your correction, but the more severely you arm yourself against that unfortunate man, the more deeply will you strike our family.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 99. The Law.
6  On Thursday it's the natives of Peru require protection and correction; we give 'em what's due.'
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
7  At length these subjects displayed signs of being thoroughly exhausted; and Mr. Chitling did the same: for the house of correction becomes fatiguing after a week or two.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
8  Her cousin had shrunk into a corner of the settle, as quiet as a mouse, congratulating himself, I dare say, that the correction had alighted on another than him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
9  If my view of the case is correct, and I have every reason to believe that it is, this man would rather risk anything than lose the ring.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
10  There was the dead dog, however, to prove that his conjecture had been correct.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
11  Henceforward the farm was to be known as "The Manor Farm"--which, he believed, was its correct and original name.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter X
12  I availed myself of your obliging hints to correct my timidity, and it is unnecessary to add that they were perfectly accurate.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
13  He hath since come to England, unexpected by his brethren," said Ben Israel; "and he cometh among them with a strong and outstretched arm to correct and to punish.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
14  But the housekeeper had served Sir Geoffrey for many years, and the dried-up, elderly, superlatively correct female you could hardly call her a parlour-maid, or even a woman.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
15  They're the mingiest set of ladylike snipe ever invented: full of conceit of themselves, frightened even if their boot-laces aren't correct, rotten as high game, and always in the right.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
Example Sentence: (78 in 6 pages)
16  Everything in her testomany was correct down to the smallest detail.
17  All of these factor into the correct placement of the acupuncture needles.
18  Generally, I think the policy of non-intervention is the correct one.
19  Increased recruitment of women engineers will help correct the gender imbalance in the profession.
20  Individual pieces of text can be cut and pasted to their correct position.
21  You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information that you provide is correct.
22  The correct sentence would have been nine months' detention in a young offender institution, and that sentence would be substituted.
23  By other's faults wise men correct their own.
24  Be careful to perform the actions in the correct sequence.
25  Granted that you are correct, you may find it hard to prove your point.
26  We steered a correct defence policy.
27  Upon the signal, the subjects were asked to recall as many consonants in their correct places as possible.
28  Wearing the correct type of clothing will reduce the risk from radiation.
29  Replace all the pieces in the correct order.
30  Next, smooth off any sharp edges with sandpaper, replace the saddle sections in the correct order and restring.