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. 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
  3. It would suit my own views exactly; but then such an innovation upon a common usage as that; is not to be thought of for a moment. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  4. They intended no political innovation of any kind. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. So the innovation missed fire. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. The punishments in cases like these were no less severe; but there is some, comfort in thinking, inasmuch as the persecutors were members of the human race like ourselves, that they felt bound by their consciences to proceed to these extreme measures in the endeavor to put down what they believed to be a dangerous innovation – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  9. 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
  10. Nevertheless, of all the cities of the first rank in Switzerland it resisted the march of innovation the longest. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  11. I call him the Innovation – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. This was an innovation which, though based upon the best intentions, did not always answer. – Rulers of India: Akbar by George Bruce Malleson
  15. 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
  16. The Puritan commission of 1641 had spoken of standing at the hymns as an innovation – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  17. Innovation sprang from the Crown; its agents were the servants of the State. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  18. And Harriet had established on the Street the innovation of after- dinner coffee. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. Tyburn itself not safe from the fury of innovation – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  20. That innovation had, however, been creeping in for some years before that. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann