Usage examples for rectification

  1. Now, would you not gain more in a rectification of your position than you would lose in other ways, by making suffrage depend upon an educational qualification? – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. This is an off- shoot from an accurate geometrical rectification, on which is to be presumed Mr. Gillott's new machinery is founded. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  3. And it was precisely such a being that I longed to elaborate out of, or discover in, my own consciousness, confident that the achievement meant the solution of all problems, the rectification of all difficulties, the satisfaction of all aspirations, intellectual, moral, and spiritual. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  4. Every beneficial influence within our power would be brought to bear on the rectification and formation of character. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  5. His past deeds also will be made plain to all who, for further ends of rectification, require to know them. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  6. He devotes himself to the constant increase, rectification and extension, not of mere learning, but of real systematic knowledge and insight; and remains untouched by the fate that overtakes him personally, so long as it does not disturb him in his work. – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
  7. She went on really as if she had come for that, some such rectification, some such eagerness of reunion with dear Mr. Berridge, some talk, after all the tiresome music, of questions really urgent; while, thanks to the supreme strangeness of it, the high tide of golden fable floated him afresh, and her pretext and her plea, the queerness of her offered motive, melted away after the fashion of the enveloping clouds that do their office in epics and idylls. – The Finer Grain by Henry James
  8. Over this long, dark space of anarchy, feudalism is slowly taking shape, at the expense, at one time, of liberty, at another, of order; not as a real rectification of the social condition, but as the only order of things which could possibly acquire fixity, as, in fact, a sort of unpleasant but necessary alternative. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  9. Nevertheless, in all these instances he allowed the English text to remain as he found it, contenting himself with the correction of orthographical and syntactical inaccuracies, the rectification of Scripture references, the errors in which he found to be unusually numerous, the correction of quotations in accordance with the authorized English version of the Bible, in the many cases in which Mr. Boehm, or one of his assistants, translated from Luther’ s German version, or quoted the English version from memory, etc. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  10. He and the Russians, with scarcely an exception, say that his labors were in the line of purification and rectification; but the modern extremists will have it that by remedying its crudities of harmonization and instrumentation he weakened it- that what he thought its artistic blemishes were its virtues. – A Second Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel
  11. The rectification of this oversight caused further delay, but on the 11th of August the combined fleet sighted Ushant, and on the 14th was off the Lizard. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  12. Nations seeking expansion, seeking the rectification of injustices springing from former wars, or seeking outlets for trade, for population or even for their own peaceful contributions to the progress of civilization, fail to demonstrate that patience necessary to attain reasonable and legitimate objectives by peaceful negotiation or by an appeal to the finer instincts of world justice. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  13. Receptive silence, broken only by an occasional rectification on the part of the listener, never descended until after the tale had been told a dozen times. – A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly by Henry James
  14. Opportunity for safe, careful, and deliberate reform is now offered; and none of us should be unmindful of a time when an abused and irritated people, heedless of those who have resisted timely and reasonable relief, may insist upon a radical and sweeping rectification of their wrongs. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  15. It is further desirable to remark that the statements in this Essay respecting the forms of Native American crania need rectification. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  16. Shortly after this the newspapers confirmed part of these terms, telling of the talk in Germany of the guarantees to be exacted in case Belgium was surrendered by the Germans, which guarantees amounted to the absolute control of that unfortunate country and " rectification of the frontiers" demanded by Germany on the Eastern Front. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  17. Bobby uttered a little chuckle of joy- he had not time for more- and plunged into the rectification of minor errors. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  18. The third division contains, along with some genealogical lists, an account of the measures taken by Nehemiah and the princes to increase the number of residents in Jerusalem, of the solemn dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, and of the rectification of various abuses which had crept in partly during Nehemiah's absence at the court of Persia. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows