Usage examples for renovation

  1. The courthouse windows remained this way until 1968 when renovation of the original section of the courthouse was carried out, and double rows were reestablished as they appeared in photographs taken during the Civil War. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  2. If our organized body were immortal, that of mere animals would be so likewise; but it is evident that, in the course of a very short time, the whole globe would, in this case, be incompetent to supply nourishment to those animals; those immortal beings which exist only in consequence of renovation by food, would then perish for want of the means of such renovation. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  3. The varieties should be determined before serious efforts at renovation are undertaken, so that the strenuous work necessary for restoration may not be wasted on undesirable fruit. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  4. He gazed from one to the other of the waiters engaged upon his renovation. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  5. At this time, an interest in the old courtroom was expressed by the Fairfax County Bar Association and the county's newly formed Historical Landmarks Preservation Commission which together proposed that the work of renovation be done in such a way as to restore the original appearance of the courtroom. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  6. The grounds around the mansion had been subject to as thorough a renovation as the mansion itself. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  7. This gave him such an interior renovation, that having retired to pray, in a very ardent frame of mind, he was filled with joy, and seized with a powerful emotion, which made him enter into what I had told him of the way of faith. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  8. They accordingly tendered their resignations, which were accepted by the President, in a letter to each, couched in language perfectly identical, in which he admits that the dismissed officers had faithfully performed their respective official duties, but intimates that the want of harmony in the cabinet " made its entire renovation requisite." – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  9. Art and culture bowed down to the ruler who ordered the renovation of the Louvre, which now became the treasure- house of painting and sculpture, enriched by masterpieces taken from many an Italian gallery. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  10. And that spark can be said- as truly as anything of the sort can be said- to be the motive force of the whole movement of renovation in Spanish poetry. – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  11. I should never in any circumstances be a fat woman, but the active functioning of the glands gave me just enough flesh to complete the outer renovation. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  12. The Windows should certainly be opened Night and Morning, at least for a Quarter of an Hour each Time; when also a Door should be opened, to promote an entire Renovation or Change of the Air in the Room. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  13. The house is very fine, isn't it, since its renovation? – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  14. She woke with the first beam of yellow sun, after eight hours of dreamless sleep, with a keen sense of renovation and refreshment. – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  15. A Literary Note in the magazine entitled Book Lore for July, 1887, observes as follows: The renovation of books is, of course, a work of art in itself, and so clever are experts in the manipulation thereof, that many a dirty and decrepit volume has left their hands looking quite fresh and new. – Book Collecting A Guide for Amateurs by John Herbert Slater
  16. He was the man who planned the renovation of its agriculture after the abolition of slavery, and one of the great instruments in bringing it to the perfection mentioned by La Croix. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  17. They fail to seize and affirm the ideas of power, renovation, joy. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill