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Definition to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; or to make amends for or pay compensation for
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • He added that an indemnity was due him.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Poor indemnity for natural rights of self-agency so pertinaciously, so insultingly denied!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Our Order soon adopted bolder and wider views, and found out a better indemnification for our sacrifices.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • (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.)
  • 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
  • And yes, there were precautions administrators took to indemnify themselves against all eventualities.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • I'd introduced Andie to noir—to Bogart and The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, all the classics.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • 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
  • 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
  • Here the state guarantees kicked in, and Wennerström was indemnified.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 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

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