Usage examples for innovation

  1. If an alcalde proposes some urgent and necessary improvement, he has to send in so many tedious estimates and reports, which frequently remain unnoticed, that he soon loses all desire to attempt any innovation. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  2. And Harriet had established on the Street the innovation of after- dinner coffee. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. When the early planter obtained sufficient credit from his tobacco crop to indulge in a luxury, he acquired an innovation in a chest- of- drawers, where was kept the family clothing and the supply of materials on hand. – Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet Number 17 by Annie Lash Jester
  4. Eating dinner in a dressing room was an innovation as far as Grace and Miriam were concerned, but to Anne it was nothing new. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  5. They intended no political innovation of any kind. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  6. Innovation sprang from the Crown; its agents were the servants of the State. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  7. Far from being an innovation, it has brought us back to the view of the greater theologians in every age of the Church. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  8. That innovation had, however, been creeping in for some years before that. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  9. Tyburn itself not safe from the fury of innovation! – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  10. For the legislature to assume the power of naming the members of an executive body was an extraordinary and mischievous innovation. – Burke by John Morley
  11. They called it an innovation- it was setting a bad example; and they honestly declared that they did not wish the slaves to have any time of their own. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  12. But when an ancient establishment begins early to persecute an innovation, it stands upon quite other grounds, and it has all the prejudices and presumptions on its side. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  13. In the corner of the room next the kitchen there was an open Franklin stove,- an innovation at that time,- upon which two or three hickory sticks were smouldering into snowy ashes. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  14. So the innovation missed fire. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch