Usage examples for redress

  1. If they would now only do us justice in the very important affair of the long- standing and long- neglected redress, which we have been seeking in vain at their hands for the last seventy- two years, I should say that our relations were on the best possible footing. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  2. When certain sovereign and independent States form a union with limited powers for some general purposes, and any one or more of them, in the progress of time, suffer unjust and oppressive grievances for which there is no redress but in a withdrawal from the association, is such withdrawal an insurrection? – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  3. At last Governor Andrew applied to Congress for redress, declaring that if he did not live to see justice done to his soldiers in this world he would carry his appeal " before the Tribunal of Infinite Justice." – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  4. Temporary combinations may be necessary in a time of turmoil, or to secure some single limited end, such as the redress of a wrong done to an individual. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  5. Had the United States refused to intervene in San Domingo, while forbidding the great powers to secure redress by threats, we might possibly have been forced to fight against overwhelming odds in defence of a people and cause, for which we had little sympathy. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  6. That won't do, sir- that won't do, '- as Francis Ardry made an attempt to become pathetic,- 'that will never pass for pathos- with tones and gesture of that description you will never redress the wrongs of your country. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  7. I expect but little Redress from such an Application. – The Toy Shop (1735) The King and the Miller of Mansfield (1737) by Robert Dodsley
  8. I do not act in a matter of such grave importance as this without asking advice; but that I will do at once, and believe me, if I could help it, you should not wait an hour for redress." – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. It is my conviction that the United States ought to insist on a prompt execution of the treaty, and in case it be refused or longer delayed take redress into their own hands. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  10. If there had been any little hope of possible redress lingering in the mind of the perplexed assembly, this brought it to a conclusion. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  11. For Jacob there came no such redress. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  12. Washington is the man to whom the army look for redress and support. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. In fact, I could see no probability of getting any redress at all. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  14. I was referred from Minister to Minister, from office to office, and at length refused all redress for my grievances. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  15. Any one might insult him, any one might beat him, and he could seek for no redress because he would not dare to submit himself to the ordeal of a witness- box. – Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope
  16. If you have any grievances, why not seek their redress by legitimate and constitutional means? – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  17. If he considered his subordinate devils had a real grievance he would listen to it and redress it, and of this we have seen at least one gruesome instance. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  18. Tell me- does any chance of redress remain for me? – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  19. Is it worth the character of American soldiers, who take up arms to redress the wrongs of our injured country, to assume no better models than those furnished them by barbarians? – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  20. When he perceived what they were bent upon, he sent orders to them to desist, which he accompanied with a promise to demand redress for them in France; but neither the doubtful prospect of distant redress held out, nor respect for his orders, had any effect in restraining them. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney