Usage examples for rectification

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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