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This plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness
  to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; or to make amends for or pay compensation for
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An indemnity is the payment that might be required as a result of indemnification.
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  • This plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness
  • The law would permit punitive damages against corporate officers, and their firms could not indemnify them.
  • The insurance company indemnifies us against extraordinary loss.
  • I’d introduced Andie to noir—to Bogart and The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, all the classics.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • As for Fix, he said to himself that the Bank of England would certainly not come out of this affair well indemnified.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • ’Those persons are indemnified by me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • It was the first payment on a forty-thousand-dollar policy that in the event of death by accidental means, paid double indemnity.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Forty-thousand-dollar death benefit, double indemnity if he or she died in a train crash, a plane crash, or a fire.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Her beauty, her pink cheeks and golden curls, seemed to give delight to all who looked at her, and to purchase indemnity for every fault.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • … double indemnity.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie

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  • In the event that Priam and his sons refuse this—though Alexandras be killed— then I shall stay and fight for my indemnity until I come upon an end to war.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • As we have seen, therefore, he permitted his former host to retire without attempting a recognition, but fully promising himself a rich indemnity for his present forbearance should chance afford him another opportunity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He added that an indemnity was due him.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Our Order soon adopted bolder and wider views, and found out a better indemnification for our sacrifices.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • That these ministers, having all employments at their disposal, preserve themselves in power, by bribing the majority of a senate or great council; and at last, by an expedient, called an act of indemnity" (whereof I described the nature to him), "they secure themselves from after-reckonings, and retire from the public laden with the spoils of the nation.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • A tattered mendicant, who could not collect any coins, lost as he was in the midst of the crowd, and who had not probably found sufficient indemnity in the pockets of his neighbors, had hit upon the idea of perching himself upon some conspicuous point, in order to attract looks and alms.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • And yes, there were precautions administrators took to indemnify themselves against all eventualities.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Her husband, who was a millowner, railed at the clumsy fellow, and while she was with her handkerchief wiping up the stains from her handsome cherry-coloured taffeta gown, he angrily muttered about indemnity, costs, reimbursement.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The government argued for a narrowdefinition, wanting to restrict the number of our people who would qualify for an indemnity.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • …was the covetousness excited in him by the discovery of the crowns, which amounted to near a hundred; and though he found no more booty, he held the blanket flights, balsam vomits, stake benedictions, carriers’ fisticuffs, missing alforjas, stolen coat, and all the hunger, thirst, and weariness he had endured in the service of his good master, cheap at the price; as he considered himself more than fully indemnified for all by the payment he received in the gift of the treasure-trove.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • 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
  • They offer not only indemnity, but rewards, to such of the persons themselves that are so marked, if they will act against their countrymen.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • But about the ’Pioneer,’ I have been consulting a little with some of the men on our side, and they are inclined to take it into their hands—indemnify me to a certain extent—carry it on, in fact.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • With undisguised contempt for this attitude, Adams in 1806 had introduced and pushed to passage—successfully—a unique experience for him, he noted in his diary—a series of resolutions condemning British aggressions upon American ships, and requesting the President to demand restoration and indemnification of the confiscated vessels.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And now this fear being pretty well removed, by the most absolute promises of indemnity, Partridge again took the bridle from his tongue; which, perhaps, rejoiced no less at regaining its liberty, than a young colt, when the bridle is slipt from his neck, and he is turned loose into the pastures.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Clyde could not quite assure himself that, in the event that Roberta was not extricated, he would be able to escape without indemnifying her in some form which might not mean just temporary efforts to aid her, but something more—marriage, possibly—since already she had reminded him that he had promised to see her through.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Here the state guarantees kicked in, and Wennerström was indemnified.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Yunkai and her allies will require an indemnity of us, to be paid in gold and gemstones.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Poor indemnity for natural rights of self-agency so pertinaciously, so insultingly denied!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • Permit me then to ascend the rock, singly; I promise a perfect indemnity to your kinsman, against any injury his effects may sustain.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The sessions are held in the chief town of every county, and the jury are indemnified for their attendance either by the State or the parties concerned.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • If she accepted this money it was not to be considered as indemnification for her misfortune as a young girl, which had not been in any degree her own fault, but merely as compensation for her ruined life.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Your captivity shall be mild, be assured; and as every inconvenience deserves its indemnification, here is, in addition to the price of the studs, an order for a thousand pistoles, to make you forget the annoyance I cause you.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Would not the prospect of a total indemnity for all the preliminary steps be a greater temptation to undertake and persevere in an enterprise against the public liberty, than the mere prospect of an exemption from death and confiscation, if the final execution of the design, upon an actual appeal to arms, should miscarry?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Meaning double indemnity.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • If you admit it (which we take for granted), do you intend, now that you are a millionaire, and do you not think it in conformity with justice, to indemnify Burdovsky?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • They were fiercely opposed to this particular settlement, in which they had to enumerate their crimes before receiving indemnity.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Albert, however, hoped to indemnify himself for all these slights and indifferences during the Carnival, knowing full well that among the different states and kingdoms in which this festivity is celebrated, Rome is the spot where even the wisest and gravest throw off the usual rigidity of their lives, and deign to mingle in the follies of this time of liberty and relaxation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • We argued for the broadest possible definition and said that any person who was convicted of an offense that was politically motivated should qualify for an indemnity.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The agreement also set forth target dates for the release of political prisoners and the granting of certain types of indemnity.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He added that the sum would have been left her all the same in his will, and that therefore she must not consider the gift as in any way an indemnification to her for anything, but that there was no reason, after all, why a man should not be allowed to entertain a natural desire to lighten his conscience, etc., etc.; in fact, all that would naturally be said under the circumstances.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • The process of indemnity was scheduled to be completed by May 1991, and the government also agreed to review the Internal Security Act.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • —THE HOUSE IN THE RUE PLUMET she had not taken the vows, should have received her education gratuitously, he humbly begged the Reverend Prioress to see fit that he should offer to the community, as indemnity, for the five years which Cosette had spent there, the sum of five thousand francs.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • , etc., d’Allemagne," says the pretext was to indemnify himself for the expense of the expedition.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • …it must be a very unusual thing to find one who, merely out of regard to his virtue, and for his being esteemed a singularly good man, was raised up to so great a dignity, degenerate into corruption and vice; and if such a thing should fall out, for man is a changeable creature, yet, there being few priests, and these having no authority but what rises out of the respect that is paid them, nothing of great consequence to the public can proceed from the indemnity that the priests enjoy.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • "Yes, my friend, yes," said the cardinal, with that paternal tone which he sometimes knew how to assume, but which deceived none who knew him; "and as you have been unjustly suspected, well, you must be indemnified.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
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