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Usage examples for amelioration

  1. In this connection he speaks of temperance, the amelioration of the condition of the " perishing" or " dangerous" classes, the various schemes for benefiting the laboring men, plans for adjusting the relations of labor and capital, arrangements for diffusing the profits of production,- causes which he had at heart, but which should be discussed in view of the principle of individual freedom, which must be upheld at all hazards. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  2. But how far does this amelioration go? – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  3. Two years afterwards, she placed herself at the head of a small association of ladies whose object it was to visit the prisons of Stockholm, and procure an amelioration of the condition of the prisoners, as well as to assist, on their discharge, those who seemed anxious to embark on an honest career. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  4. But unfortunately all that he had to do, being strictly in the way of administration, such as the restraining over- loyal governors, the amelioration of harsh legislation, and universal moderation in language and behavior, could avail comparatively little so long as Townshend, whom Pitt used to call " the incurable," could threaten and bring in obnoxious revenue measures. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  5. Our pipes, however shrill and squeaking, certify this our faith in Tune, and the eternal Amelioration may one day reach our ears and instruments. – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. Even when I reached the flat country of the lower Rhine, there was but little amelioration. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  7. They desired amelioration of the fundamental laws, but even that they would have preferred to accomplish by persuasion rather than by force. – The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
  8. The overtures of this government made through its new Envoy, General Woodford, and looking to an immediate and effective amelioration of the condition of the island, although not accepted to the extent of admitted mediation in any shape, were met by assurances that home rule, in an advanced phase, would be forthwith offered to Cuba, without waiting for the war to end, and that more humane methods should henceforth prevail in the conduct of hostilities. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  9. Juan Antonio Ribeyro, who was the rector of the University of Lima forty years ago, said in the introduction to " The University Annals for 1869" that, " It cannot be denied that the University of Peru during its early history filled a large role of direct intervention for the formation of laws, for the amelioration of customs and in directing all the principal acts of civil and private society, forming the religious beliefs, rendering them free from superstitions and errors and influencing all the institutions of the country to the common good." – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  10. The Catholics were to be emancipated, measures of social and political amelioration were to be passed, peace and prosperity were to reign in the land. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  11. And the two went on under the influence of these combined sentiments, taking comfort out of the very hardness of the world around them, in which their ministrations were so much needed, and feeling an exaltation in the " duty," which was not for one, but for both, and a belief in the possibility of mending matters, in which their love for each other bore a large share; for it was not in human nature thus to begin the ideal existence, without believing in its universal extension, and in the amelioration of life and the world. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  12. However, the second generation is a great improvement on the first, and, no doubt, the usual rule of amelioration of type will make itself felt in due course. – Six Letters From the Colonies by Robert Seaton
  13. Nothing the grim Governor could do to him would make his situation any worse, and perhaps his persuasive powers upon that official might result in some amelioration of his position. – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  14. And as far as I can trust my own judgement, this argument appears to be conclusive, not only against the perfectibility of man, in the enlarged sense in which Mr Godwin understands the term, but against any very marked and striking change for the better, in the form and structure of general society; by which I mean any great and decided amelioration of the condition of the lower classes of mankind, the most numerous, and, consequently, in a general view of the subject, the most important part of the human race. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  15. He omitted nothing to attach them to him, holding out hopes to them of an amelioration of their condition. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  16. Her social democrats and part of her governing class have been consistent and successful in working for the amelioration of the condition of the people, and have often anticipated other nations in her process. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  17. In saying this we are referring to those revolts which were directly initiated by the peasantry, the serfs, and the villeins of the time, and which had as their main object the direct amelioration of the peasant's lot. – German Culture Past and Present by Ernest Belfort Bax
  18. The American citizen looked him over for a moment but found no hope of amelioration in his face. – White Fire by John Oxenham
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