Usage examples for augment

  1. The heroic end of his friend the Colonel served to augment the baronet's depression of spirits; nor was his gloom lightened by the reflection that Kate's inheritance of the estate would now in no way advantage Archibald. – Archibald Malmaison by Julian Hawthorne
  2. In the early part of a Polar venture this disadvantage is eliminated by the facilities to augment supplies by the game en route and by ultimate advantages of the law of the survival of the fittest. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  3. It is said of him, " no person admitted to his intimacy ever failed to conceive for him that esteem which his conduct and conversation always tended to augment." – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  4. The same duke also added, opposite S. Piero Scheraggio, the rough stone walls which are beside the palace to augment it, and in the thickness of the wall he made a secret staircase, to mount and descend unperceived. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  5. Part of the elements of the food remain to augment the bulk of the body. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  6. His hypnotic practices, combined with the attractions of his " religion," only served to augment his popularity, and, burdened with past glory, he arrived in the capital to win the favour not only of ladies of high degree, but also of many prominent members of the established church. – Modern Saints and Seers by Jean Finot
  7. But this one affection only served to augment the mischief that he wrought. – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  8. The North Sea barrage was probably a contributory cause of the mutiny which demoralized the German fleet in the autumn of 1918. I think I am therefore justified in saying that this enterprise was a strong factor in overcoming the submarine menace, though the success of the convoy system had already brought the end in sight, and had thus made it practicable to assign, without danger of defeat, the tonnage necessary to lay the barrage and maintain and augment it as long as might be necessary. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  9. We are bound, however, to acknowledge that the lords often act with the greatest humanity towards the serfs, and they have at last come to understand that in caring for the welfare of their peasants, they are taking the best means to augment their own fortunes. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  10. By this alliance Napoleon wished to force Alexander not to withdraw the troops who were in the north of his Empire, but rather to augment their numbers in order to cover Finland and St. Petersburg. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  11. I am persuaded the charge is without foundation, but still it will have a bad effect, and augment a national animosity, which prevails too much already. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  12. Yet though in all these cases the doom of the sufferers is brought about in part through their own fault, Virgil does not, as an inferior artist might do, endeavour to augment the sympathy with his chief personage, by an unworthy detraction from his antagonist. – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
  13. Our influence can be cast upon the side of peace and augment the forces making for peace. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  14. If thou art born of woman, like ourselves, Name aught that can augment thy happiness. – The Maid of Orleans A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  15. We give below the proportions for a whole bird; it will be easy to augment or reduce. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  16. In vain did the devoted priest exert all his powers to augment and combine his scattered band; in vain did the mighty temple display its ancient majesty, its gorgeous sacrifices, its mysterious auguries. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  17. Such may possibly find no difficulty in persuading themselves that this is but another attempt to raise money to augment that mythical fortune which I, who never yet drew a penny beyond mere out- of- pocket expenses from the Salvation Army funds, am supposed to be accumulating. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  18. Should Congress judge proper to employ persons at any of these Courts, permit me to suggest that the title of Minister will greatly augment the expense of these missions. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various