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amnesty
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Definition a pardon; or the time period during which the pardon is offered

(a pardon is a release from punishment)
  • Let me propose a different way to think about this problem: The brute political reality is that enforcement is difficult to enact - while amnesty is easy.
    David Frum's Diary on National Review Online  --  http://frum.nationalreview.com/print/ (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • But the appeal owes much more to its attempt to reconcile two competing imperatives: to avoid doing anything that looks like an amnesty (on the one hand) and (on the other) the unwillingness to upset employers and alienate Latinos by actually removing illegals from U.S. soil.
    David Frum's Diary on National Review Online  --  http://frum.nationalreview.com/print/ (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • By 1958, every war criminal who had not been executed would be free, and on December 30 of that year, all would be granted amnesty.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • After forty days of bombing, they accepted the broadcast amnesty.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • They believed the DREAM Act would provide amnesty and encourage migration from Mexico.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He'd been told that this old man had spent years without number in camps and prisons, and that he hadn't benefited from a single amnesty.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Mostly, she prays for an amnesty for immigrants so she can become legal and bring her daughter Belky to the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • And by my openly granting her amnesty, it would free me from being tied to my past and allow me to close that part of my life once and for all.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • The only thing such a petition would accomplish was to keep political prisoners from being amnestied if there happened to be a plan afoot to do so!
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The prisoners had taken over the prison and were asking for amnesty.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • General amnesty, weekly carnival with masked licence, bonuses for all, esperanto the universal language with universal brotherhood.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • About a year ago, after the Second Titan War, the gods vowed to forgive their enemies and offer amnesty.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Your forces will be granted amnesty.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Carrie only listened as one who has granted a temporary amnesty.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Fact is, the way the Yankees have framed up that amnesty oath, can't nobody who was somebody before the war vote at all.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • These singular amnesties do occur in parties.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He paid more taxes than he owed, was a member of Greenpeace and Amnesty International, and he donated money to the Heart and Lung Association.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I'm thinking about calling Amnesty International.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • A constitution providing for multiparty democracy had followed, and then a general amnesty, and finally, in early 1993, national elections.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • A general amnesty issued in 403 meant that Socrates could not be prosecuted for any of his actions during or before the reign of the Thirty Tyrants.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates

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