Usage examples for modification

  1. I advised the elimination or material alteration of this part of the book, and after due consideration he consented, though with sore reluctance, for the reason that the modification made involved the sacrifice of a very brilliant essay in military criticism, of which any writer might well have been proud, and which I should have advised any other writer to publish as a distinguished feature of his work. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  2. So broad, indeed, did the urban franchise at this point become that little room was left for its modification subsequently. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  3. With this important modification of Hegel's definition of Beauty, which brings it into line with the point of view already won, I believe the way is at last opened from the traditional philosophy of aesthetics to a healthy and concrete psychological theory. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  4. Modification, in the direction of the most surprising betterment, is the miracle that has been wrought. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  5. Both these demands had to submit to modification; but both profoundly influenced the subsequent development of English poetry: and both were, as Wordsworth knew, opposed to the teaching and practice of Johnson. – Dr. Johnson and His Circle by John Bailey
  6. 24. Has constitutional modification through usage proved helpful or harmful? – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  7. What her stepmother had clearly now promised herself to wring from Mrs. Wix was an assent to the great modification, the change, as smart as a juggler's trick, in the interest of which nothing so much mattered as the new convenience of Mrs. Beale. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  8. The architecture was a modification of the Moorish and Romanesque, with yet a strong blending of the picturesque mission type, which has come down from the early days of Spanish settlement in California. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  9. A modification of sensation was invariably observed. – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence
  10. The discovery that organism is capable of modification at all has occasioned so much astonishment that it has taken the most enlightened part of the world more than a hundred years to leave off expressing its contempt for such a crude, shallow, and preposterous conception. – God the Known and God the Unknown by Samuel Butler
  11. The other hypothesis is, that the successive species of animals and plants have arisen, the later by the gradual modification of the earlier. – The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology Essay #2 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition" by Thomas Henry Huxley
  12. Stradivari seems to have had some feeling of contentment with it, for although little differences of measurement in minute particulars occur afterwards, no modification in character is attempted. – Antonio Stradivari by Horace William Petherick
  13. This conclusion did not stop him, but it only led him to think that some modification of their original plans was indispensable. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  14. Anthrax wrote the modification and creation dates down on a bit of paper. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  15. A modification of the existing laws in respect to the prices of the public lands might also have a favorable influence on the legislation of Congress in relation to another branch of the subject. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  16. President Wilson said that in order to have something definite to discuss, he wished to take advantage of a suggestion made by Mr. Lloyd George and to propose a modification of the British proposal. – The Bullitt Mission to Russia by William C. Bullitt
  17. No one may be withdrawn from his ordinary legal jurisdiction; and no modification may be introduced in respect to courts, tribunals, or judges, save by law. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  18. The law, however, was suffered, with some modification, to continue more than a century. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  19. 104. " The Government of words is that power which one word has over an other, to cause it to assume some particular modification." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown