Usage examples for ameliorate

  1. " Because the Allied governments desire to ascertain the condition of Russia and your conception of the measures that would contribute to ameliorate it," was the reply. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  2. He thought nothing less than that his father and brother were discussing him with hearts as heavy and clouded as his own; for even he, in all his tolerance and impartiality, did not make due account of the fact, that every man has his own concerns next to him, close enough to ameliorate and lighten the weight of his anxieties for others. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  3. The notion that the social state of men cannot ameliorate, that they have formerly been better than they now are, and that they are continually growing worse, is pregnant with infinite mischief. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  4. Increase the demand for agricultural labour by promoting cultivation, and with it consequently increase the produce of the country, and ameliorate the condition of the labourer, and no apprehensions whatever need be entertained of the proportional increase of population. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  5. It opened with a record of the meeting between Barber and the writer, and set forth at some length the story of Barber's destitute condition, and what the writer did to ameliorate it. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood
  6. Many earnest men have striven, by the influence of their continued advice, and by the example of their personal abstention from intoxicating liquors, to help on the good work; and many others have done so in various indirect ways, and especially by efforts to ameliorate the condition of the people, and provide for them alternative means of harmless and rational occupation or amusement. – Addresses & Papers / Collectanea by Peter Eade
  7. And why do men go soldiering except to ameliorate existence? – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  8. And to prove his gratitude and thankfulness, he has endeavored constantly to win the erring from sin, to encourage and sustain the penitent, to try and soften the hardened heart, and finally, as much as possible, to ameliorate the suffering and punishment of the guilty and condemned, truly knowing how very many are tempted as much and more than the hero of my story, without the interposition of such a special Providence." – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes
  9. It may seem as though a warning of this kind would precipitate the worry of mind that it is meant to ameliorate, but in present- day publicity such people are likely to have heard of the meaning of their particular constitution of body and consequently worry about it, but usually after it is too late to do any good. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  10. If we can put our financial resources to work and can ameliorate the financial situation in the railways, I am confident we can make a large measure of recovery independent of the rest of the world. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. The Bill which proposed to ameliorate the " Free" State cruelty, to which reference has been made above, was dropped like a hot potato. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  12. Did it inspire those who heard it with the desire to win, to sustain, to ameliorate other souls? – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  13. The son's attitude certainly did not tend to ameliorate the father's position. – The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy
  14. At the session of 1826, finding that the agitation could not be silenced, various efforts were made to ameliorate the condition of Ireland. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  15. Their enthusiastic adulation, together with the conviction of the love Christ bore her, threw the good sister into a frenzy of intense excitement, until she, who formerly had only desired to ameliorate the lot of mankind, suddenly perceived in herself an incarnation of the divine. – Modern Saints and Seers by Jean Finot
  16. Now that he has quit and has gone larruping off on his own hook, you may as well get what comfort out of it you can, he said, trying to ameliorate her distress. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  17. To punish is just, to ameliorate is charitable. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  18. Time only and no present contrivance of ours can ameliorate this condition. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  19. Lincoln and Hanwell also, which in the course of time were the scenes of redoubled efforts to ameliorate the condition of the insane, have received in these pages a large, but certainly not too large, measure of praise; and the writer would have been glad could he have conveniently found space for a fuller description of the good work done at the latter establishment. – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  20. He would calmly have adopted prompt measures to ameliorate the situation, and after the servants were fairly at work would have taken his wife apart and pointed out to her, in well- chosen language, that here was only another instance of his superior wisdom. – The Opinions of a Philosopher by Robert Grant