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  • Immediately after understanding the roadbuilders’ intentions, the chief set off toward the coast, seeking explanations and reparations.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • There is that for which there can be no reparation—the loss of life sustained by Shadowhunters and lycanthropes in battle, those who were torn from us by the Infernal Cup—
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I’ll beg pardon a thousand times for causing you unhappiness and make reparations by making you laugh a thousand times."
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Atelier de reparation, thinks Werner, a chamber in which to make reparations.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • We read our Sunday school paper, which has the story of Joseph in it and a modern story about a boy who steals from the collection plate but repents and collects wastepaper and old bottles for the church, to make reparations.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • And he was gentle, as only big men can be, cradling me like a quail’s egg, paying me court with a humble patience that I recognized as reparation—and a gentle insistence that I knew was a continuation of the lesson so brutally begun the night before.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The treaty waived the right of former POWs and their families to seek reparations from Japan and Japanese companies that had profited from their enslavement.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • If you but make such reparation as is in your power, by telling us where the beryls are, all shall be forgiven and forgotten.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • We have more than the rights of common men;—we have the claim of an injured race for reparation.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The ebb-tide, which had so cruelly delayed us, was now making reparation and delaying our assailants.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island

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  • "And you were deceived, my dear sir," replied Aramis, coldly, very little sensible to the reparation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The question was: What reparation would he make?
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • A reparation, a duty.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • It is a crime beyond apology, mitigation, or reparation, and Galbatorix must be punished for it.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • As soon as I arrived, I sent a penitential codfish and barrel of oysters to Joe (as reparation for not having gone myself), and then went on to Barnard’s Inn.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And to Lacy, that meant that instead of making reparations to these victims, she and Lewis needed to start closer to home-with Peter.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • But I am ready to offer you the usual reparation between men of honour.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • And that child whom I meant to go in search of, whom I have promised to her mother; do I not also owe something to this woman, in reparation for the evil which I have done her?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Most Holy Trinity, I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul …. in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences …. The camerlegno already felt the physical pain setting in.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • If it disturb you, and I owe Some reparation, it may be a Defence for me to let you know Don Quixote’s tears are on the flow, And all for distant Dulcinea Del Toboso.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The reparation of a fissure of the length of 1 1/2 inches in the right side of his guest’s jacket.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ’The duty done, and act of reparation performed, which can alone enable me to contemplate my fellow mortal, I shall be known no more.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • — These were great concessions;—but where Marianne felt that she had injured, no reparation could be too much for her to make.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • ’I am quite sure,’ repeated Sissy, ’that it is the only reparation in your power, sir.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • After such wrong as he had suffered, there is no reparation.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • But in an impulsive moment, purely out of reparation, he proposed to make her his wife.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • He didn’t see any lowland contractor swinging from the bridge’s girders and assumed the gunmen had extracted a promise of reparations from the soldiers.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • It was not too late to make reparation for that.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Then I shall acknowledge it and make him reparation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • If a man had by unheard-of and excruciating tortures destroyed your father, your mother, your betrothed,—a being who, when torn from you, left a desolation, a wound that never closes, in your breast,—do you think the reparation that society gives you is sufficient when it interposes the knife of the guillotine between the base of the occiput and the trapezal muscles of the murderer, and allows him who has caused us years of moral sufferings to escape with a few moments of physical…
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Of course, America is concerned about our debt payments to her in the event of a freeze in German reparations.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • A crowd, then, in a market place, and there two men at odds over satisfaction owed for a murder done: one claimed that all was paid, and publicly declared it; his opponent turned the reparation down, and both demanded a verdict from an arbiter, as people clamored in support of each, and criers restrained the crowd.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Then, according to her custom, she rebuked herself for her pettishness and ingratitude and determined to make a reparation to honest William for the slight she had not expressed to him, but had felt for his piano.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • However, what I want to ask you is, will you put it in my power to do my duty—to make the only reparation I can make for the trick played you: that is, will you be my wife, and go with me?
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • "You get reparation candy," she said.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • There are considerations even before my consideration for you; reparations to be made—ties you know nothing of.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • After Dien Bien Phu — everything I had was destroyed, blown up by our own troops — the talk of reparations was meaningless.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • These older, these autochthonous in-dwellers in his soul absorbed all Swann’s strength, for a while, in that obscure task of reparation which gives one an illusory sense of repose during convalescence, or after an operation.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • It was an imperfect system of reparation and indemnity, but it was a secret and highly venerated law of the Corps.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Those who guessed the probable state of affairs, Arabella’s parents being among them, declared that it was the sort of conduct they would have expected of such an honest young man as Jude in reparation of the wrong he had done his innocent sweetheart.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • She had discouraged him, formally, as much as a woman could; what business had she then with such arts and such felicities, above all with such tones of reparation—preparation?
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • We offer the best reparation in our power.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I don’t know what you may have said to him, or what you may say hereafter; but I should like you to know that if you have encouraged him to believe that he will gain anything by hanging on, or that I have budged a hair’s-breadth from the position I took up a year ago, you have played him a trick for which he may exact reparation.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • They, indeed, help their friends not only in defensive but also in offensive wars; but they never do that unless they had been consulted before the breach was made, and, being satisfied with the grounds on which they went, they had found that all demands of reparation were rejected, so that a war was unavoidable.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • I pressed him to go before a magistrate with me, and if anything could be proved on me that was like a design of robbery, I should willingly submit, but if not, I expected reparation.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • …before the grand portal of Notre-Dame, and you will there make an apology with a wax torch of the weight of two pounds in your hand, and thence you will be conducted to the Place de Grève, where you will be hanged and strangled on the town gibbet; and likewise your goat; and you will pay to the official three lions of gold, in reparation of the crimes by you committed and by you confessed, of sorcery and magic, debauchery and murder, upon the person of the Sieur Phoebus de Châteaupers.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He can make reparation by marrying her; and he shall, or he shall answer for it to me.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Perhaps there is a way in which some reparation may be made.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Real peace thereno annexations and no reparations, as they say.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Eddis described them as reparations.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
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