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He has allowed us, and by ’us’ I mean the Fishers and the Bauers, to approach all of you with a plan to make restitution.
Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  money paid in compensation for loss


restoring a previous condition — especially getting back something lost or stolen
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  • He has allowed us, and by ’us’ I mean the Fishers and the Bauers, to approach all of you with a plan to make restitution.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • "No, your excellency," returned Bertuccio; "it was a vendetta followed by restitution."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • ’Make restitution to an innocent and unoffending child, for such he is, although the offspring of a guilty and most miserable love.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Crider bused in workers from a homeless shelter, and even cut a deal with local corrections officials that resulted in a controversial program to compel probationers and convicted felons to work in the plant as part of their restitution for their crimes.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Mme. Coquenard recognized her present, and could not at first comprehend this restitution; but the visit of Porthos soon enlightened her.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I realize no sum could possibly serve as sufficient restitution, and yet, if you could be kind enough to divide the contents of this briefcase among them… the families of the deceased.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • When robbery is done in open daylight by sanction of the law, as it is done today, then any act of honor or restitution has to be hidden underground.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But here I was forced to interpose as a mediator, by obliging the two Englishmen not to hurt them, being naked & unarmed, and that the other three should make them restitution, by building their two huts, and fencing their ground in the same manner as it was before.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • For example: You brought a divorce case, or a restitution case, into the Consistory.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He thought that it would be well to open it, and that this package might possibly contain the address of the young girls, if it really belonged to them, and, in any case, the information necessary to a restitution to the person who had lost it.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • Bournisien defended it; he enlarged on the acts of restitution that it brought about.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Now, whether he kill Cassio, Or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, Every way makes my gain: live Roderigo, He calls me to a restitution large Of gold and jewels that I bobb’d from him, As gifts to Desdemona; It must not be: if Cassio do remain, He hath a daily beauty in his life That makes me ugly; and besides, the Moor May unfold me to him; there stand I in much peril; No, he must die.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Restitution or penalty they shall pay- and pay in full-or I go down forever to light the dead men in the underworld.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It was not exactly that I felt I owed Lucy Stark a debt, or had to make restitution, or do penance.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • She wanted to make restitution.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • For Performance, is the naturall end of obligation; and Forgivenesse, the restitution of liberty; as being a retransferring of that Right, in which the obligation consisted.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • "Thou art wrong there, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "for now that we have a suspicion who the owner is, and have him almost before us, we are bound to seek him and make restitution; and if we do not see him, the strong suspicion we have as to his being the owner makes us as guilty as if he were so; and so, friend Sancho, let not our search for him give thee any uneasiness, for if we find him it will relieve mine."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Only they need know of the restitution.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Akhilleus’ plea to Zeus in Book I, that he "roll the Akhaians back to the water’s edge, / back on their ships with slaughter," Is not fulfilled until Book XVI; and by the time Agamemnon makes his formal apology and restitution in XIX, Patroklos’ death will have generated a new story that will run its course over five more books before the anger of Akhilleus is fully told.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She had, indeed, a quick vision of returning the packet to Bertha Dorset, and of the opportunities the restitution offered; but this thought lit up abysses from which she shrank back ashamed.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The divine tribunal had changed its aspect for him; self-prostration was no longer enough, and he must bring restitution in his hand.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "And now," said Prior Aymer, "I will pray you of restitution of my mules and palfreys, and the freedom of the reverend brethren attending upon me, and also of the gymmal rings, jewels, and fair vestures, of which I have been despoiled, having now satisfied you for my ransom as a true prisoner."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Others-such as myself-had fortunes stolen from us by the Viet Minh; the only path to restitution was if the Americans won the war.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Besides, there was his younger brother, to whom, perhaps, both he and his older brother Allen owed some form of obligation, if not exactly restitution.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • After putting his horse at Coketown through the storm, as if it were a leap, he waited up all night: from time to time ringing his bell with the greatest fury, charging the porter who kept watch with delinquency in withholding letters or messages that could not fail to have been entrusted to him, and demanding restitution on the spot.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Such being the case, and he, the old bachelor, in possession of the ill-gotten spoil,—with the black stain of blood sunken deep into it, and still to be scented by conscientious nostrils,—the question occurred, whether it were not imperative upon him, even at this late hour, to make restitution to Maule’s posterity.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • I say, I confess the inhumanity of this action moved me very much, and made me relent exceedingly, and tears stood in my eyes upon that subject; but with all my sense of its being cruel and inhuman, I could never find in my heart to make any restitution.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • As he passed through these troubled times, Lamar came to understand that the sole hope for the South lay not in pursuing its ancient quarrels with the North but in promoting conciliation and in the development and restitution of normal Federal-state relations and the withdrawal of military rule.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Meanwhile Venn had left the heath and gone to call upon Mrs. Yeobright, with whom he had been on friendly terms since she had learnt what a providential countermove he had made towards the restitution of the family guineas.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Anxieties for the integrity of its body, fantasies of restitution, a silent, deep requirement for indestructibility and protection against the "bad" forces from within and without, begin to direct the shaping psyche; and these remain as determining factors in the later neurotic, and even normal, life activities, spiritual efforts, religious beliefs, and ritual practices of the adult.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Those that are found guilty of theft among them are bound to make restitution to the owner, and not, as it is in other places, to the prince, for they reckon that the prince has no more right to the stolen goods than the thief; but if that which was stolen is no more in being, then the goods of the thieves are estimated, and restitution being made out of them, the remainder is given to their wives and children; and they themselves are condemned to serve in the public works, but are…
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Why, now is Cupid a child of conscience; he makes restitution.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Reformed in all ways but monetary restitution, I might add.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The equation, so long out of balance, cried for restitution.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Most of us can’t go back and make restitution.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He did it for Michelle, though she would never know of the vandalism or of this act of restitution.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • He spoke quietly to her, asking her to make restitution of the money she had ehoused, and gave her a penance.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • ’If reparation can be made to any one, if restitution can be made to any one, let us know it and make it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • 22:3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
    The Bible  --  Exodus
  • 20:18 That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.
    The Bible  --  Job
  • The object of the quest now, he said, was if any of the unhappy family were discovered alive to carry a petition to the feet of Caesar, praying restitution of the estate and return to their civil rights.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Show them the restitution of lost humanity, in the future, by Russian thought alone, and by means of the God and of the Christ of our Russian faith, and you will see how mighty and just and wise and good a giant will rise up before the eyes of the astonished and frightened world; astonished because they expect nothing but the sword from us, because they think they will get nothing out of us but barbarism.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • …that there was no amatory fire or pulse of romance acting as stimulant to the bustle going on in his gaunt, great house; nothing but three large resolves—one, to make amends to his neglected Susan, another, to provide a comfortable home for Elizabeth-Jane under his paternal eye; and a third, to castigate himself with the thorns which these restitutory acts brought in their train; among them the lowering of his dignity in public opinion by marrying so comparatively humble a woman.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Restitution, possibly.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • "Restitution is one of the steps a person has to take for teshuvah," my father said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Has misgivings that the goods of this world which we have painfully got together early and late, with wear and tear and toil and self-denial, are so much plunder; and asks to whom they shall be given up, as reparation and restitution!’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • But a few lucky men like Ghosh never have such worries; there was no restitution he needed to make, no moment he failed to seize.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Their names are written in my book of restitution.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • On my list of restitution, your name was one of the first.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action on earth; these first, as the first steep steps upward.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
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