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rectify
 v.  set right; correct by calculation or adjustment
Classic Sentence:
1  Thus Venn, in his anxiety to rectify matters, had placed in Thomasin's hands not only the fifty guineas which rightly belonged to her, but also the fifty intended for her cousin Clym.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
2  There is a huge error which it may take some little time to rectify.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
3  Our duty, my dear, is to rectify his mistake, to ease his last moments by not letting him commit this injustice, and not to let him die feeling that he is rendering unhappy those who.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI
4  Having given orders in the commander-in-chief's name to rectify this omission, Prince Andrew galloped back.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
5  Everyone thought she had neglected her boy's religious education and thought more of Rhett for trying to rectify the matter, even if he did take the boy to the Episcopal Church instead of the Catholic.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
6  But, with God's grace, I will rectify this and this.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
7  Here is some great misapprehension which must be rectified.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  This was not the first meeting between the relatives since Thomasin's marriage; and past blunders having been in a rough way rectified, they could always greet each other with pleasure and ease.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
9  Again, carbolic or rectified spirits would be the preservatives which would suggest themselves to the medical mind, certainly not rough salt.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
10  Combeferre complemented and rectified Enjolras.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
11  One day, in the presence of a witness whom we are not permitted to doubt, he rectified from memory the whole of the letter A in the alphabetical list of the Constituent Assembly.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LOUIS PHILIPPE
12  Morrel looked at his watch, which wanted a quarter to ten; but soon the same clock he had already heard strike two or three times rectified the error by striking half-past nine.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
13  The instant their mistake was rectified, the whole party retraced the error with the utmost diligence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
14  And, lowering his rifle, he took aim at the captain of the gun, who, at that moment, was bearing down on the breach of his gun and rectifying and definitely fixing its pointing.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—THE ARTILLERY-MEN COMPEL PEOPLE TO TAKE THEM...
Example Sentence:
1  I am determined to take whatever action is necessary to rectify the situation.
2  Only an act of Congress could rectify the situation.
3  You should rectify your error before it is too late.
4  Probably the most costly to rectify is that caused by toxic chemicals entering the water supply.
5  I am hopeful this misunderstanding will be rectified very quickly.