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 Meanings and Examples of MODIFY
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modify
 v.  alter; make partial or minor changes to
Classic Sentence:
1  When he was very much interested he often spoke quite broad Yorkshire though at other times he tried to modify his dialect so that Mary could better understand.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  Hence a new logic of art, and of certain requirements of composition which modify everything, even the conditions, formerly narrow, of taste and language, which must grow broader like all the rest.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI—THE GRASS COVERS AND THE RAIN EFFACES
3  I candidly own that I have modified my views a little, in deference to you; and it should satisfy you.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
4  All the known incidents of their love were enlarged, distorted, touched up, and modified, till the original reality bore but a slight resemblance to the counterfeit presentation by surrounding tongues.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
5  It may be remembered that after my marriage, and my subsequent start in private practice, the very intimate relations which had existed between Holmes and myself became to some extent modified.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
6  A criminal strain ran in his blood, which, instead of being modified, was increased and rendered infinitely more dangerous by his extraordinary mental powers.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
7  They know our infantine dispositions, which, however they may be afterwards modified, are never eradicated; and they can judge of our actions with more certain conclusions as to the integrity of our motives.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
8  To whom I imparted how my uncle had come in the night and was then asleep, and how the breakfast preparations were to be modified accordingly.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
9  But with Ahab the question assumed a modified aspect.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
10  The natural taste and true ear of David governed and modified the sounds to suit the confined cavern, every crevice and cranny of which was filled with the thrilling notes of their flexible voices.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
11  The vowel was so modified as to be indistinct.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
12  His father, who had begun life as an advanced Nationalist, had modified his views early.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AFTER THE RACE
13  In a little while familiarity modified their fears and they gave the place a critical and interested examination, rather admiring their own boldness, and wondering at it, too.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
14  To destroy abuses is not sufficient; customs must be modified.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
15  I confess that this notebook, which did not appear at the inquest, modifies any views which I may have formed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
Example Sentence:
1  The club members did agree to modify their recruitment policy.
2  It is a rule of English that adjectives generally precede the noun they modify: we say "a good cry", not "a cry good".
3  The union has been forced to modify its position.
4  They also modify the accountant's certificate to refer to controlled trust money.
5  Instead of simply punishing them, the system encourages offenders to modify their behaviour.
6  If you want to modify an existing listing, make sure the url entered below exactly matches the one that appears in our directory.
7  Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify.
8  The industrial revolution modified the whole structure of English society.
9  The original text has been modified so radically that it is barely recognizable.
10  This opportunity to file or publish modified accounts does not limit the requirement to prepare full accounts for the shareholders.
11  The heating system has recently been modified to make it more efficient.
12  The techniques refer to new or modified agricultural practices to reduce soil degradation and erosion.
13  The most significant advantages of genetically modified crops for the developing world are that farmers would have higher yields: they would be able to produce food using fewer inputs: less pesticide, less fertilizer.
14  Endeavour, riding piggyback atop a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, took off from Houston at 7:03 a.m. and is headed for NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility in Southern California later today, its final pit stop before arriving in Los Angeles on Friday.
15  Sometimes an ellipsis can lead to a dangling modifier, as in the sentence "Once dressed, you should refrigerate the potato salad.".