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emend

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Definition make improvements or corrections to
  • the text was emended in the second edition
  • The full committee will meet to critique and emend the document.
  • [1] Caxton "Yf," for which "Ye" seems the easiest emendation that will save the sense.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • [1] Caxton "Yf," for which "Ye" seems the easiest emendation that will save the sense.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • [Footnote 1: This phrase is a conjectural emendation of the unintelligible expression, "as the Devil said to the Owl," used by the natives.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Every emendation of Anne's had been on the side of honesty against importance.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Indeed I think it is one among several cities to which an extreme hyperbole has been applied—'See Rome and die:' but in your case I would propose an emendation and say, See Rome as a bride, and live henceforth as a happy wife."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • In the later, emended (and, I am convinced, truthful) version of her story she told me she felt no real bereavement over the seizure of her father and husband—she was by this time too alienated from both of them for it to affect her deeplybut she was forced to feel on another level shock that hammered at her bones, glacial fear and a devastating sense of loss.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Little Cackleby himself went to seven evening parties and told the story with comments and emendations at each place.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Why, he had all the earmarks of a typewriter copyist, if you leave out the disposition to contribute uninvited emendations of your grammar and punctuation.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Thus he beheld her recede, and in the anguish of his heart quoted a line from a poet, with peculiar emendations of his own— God's NOT in his heaven: All's WRONG with the world!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • "You don't know what it is to want spiritual tobacco—bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the 'Twaddler's Magazine;' or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs with...
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch

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