Usage examples for abatements

  1. The extent of these abatements usually depended on the representation of the tenants themselves, and such evidences as they could produce of their poverty and destitution. – St. Patrick's Eve by Charles James Lever
  2. Perhaps if it were not for this, and for one or two other slight abatements from its complete felicity, the tuliped garden, with its lilac breath, its come pansies, and its coming pinks, would be too like that one when the first he and she felt the heavenly surprise of their new kisses. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  3. His literary skill was of the most mechanical kind; but at the close of 1709, when hopes of peace had been raised only to be disappointed, and the country was suffering from the distress of a prolonged war, people were more in a mood to listen to a preacher who disdained to check the sweep of his rhetoric by qualifications or abatements, and luxuriated in denouncing the Queen's Ministers from the pulpit under scriptural allegories. – Daniel Defoe by William Minto
  4. In other words, they took up the not very logical position that Ireland must be considered as a separate entity for purposes of finance owing to the phrase about " abatements and exemptions," but not for purposes of expenditure. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  5. But the Treaty itself provides certain abatements. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  6. But rents were readily paid up to 1878 and 1879; though abatements were asked for,- as was the case also in England; and there were men ready to tell the Irish from time to time, since the days of O'Connell downwards, that they were ill- treated in being kept out of their " ould" properties by the rightful owners. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  7. Then came, in rugged hand and gnarled shape, urgent entreaties for abatements and allowances, pathetic pictures of failing crops, sickness and sorrow! – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  8. It was necessary, therefore, to set up a body to establish the bill of claim, to fix the mode of payment, and to approve necessary abatements and delays. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  9. At last he gave me his cheet for a part, though with great abatements, which I was glad to get, esteeming it better to secure some than lose all. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  10. Has the duty of non- resistance no exceptions nor abatements in the vegetable kingdom? – The Foot-path Way by Bradford Torrey
  11. I, on the contrary, think that with all the abatements from the fund destined to the payment of labour, which I acknowledge would be the consequence of the new course of the capitalists, enough would remain to employ all the labour that could be obtained and to pay it liberally, so that in fact there would be little diminution in the quantity of commodities produced; the distribution only would be different; more would go to the capitalists and less to the labourers. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo
  12. Eight whole days it lasted, with only two slight abatements which, while they raised his hopes only to dash them, still served him mightily. – A Maid of the Silver Sea by John Oxenham
  13. One of the sections of the famous Clause 7 enacted that if and when the separate Debts of the two countries should reach the proportion of their respective Imperial contributions, Parliament might, if it thought fit, declare that all future expenses of the United Kingdom should be defrayed indiscriminately by equal taxes imposed on the same articles in both countries, " subject only to such exemptions and abatements in favour of Ireland as circumstances may appear from time to time to demand." – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  14. The privileges granted to the barons were either abatements in the rigour of the feudal law, or determinations in points which had been left by that law, or had become, by practice, arbitrary and ambiguous. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  15. He applied himself there with a regularity and a piety as little subject to sighing abatements or betrayed fears as if he had been working under pressure for his bread and ours and the question were too urgent for his daring to doubt. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James