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Definition the recovery of something desirable from something undesirable
  • The Bureau of Reclamation is trying to put all waste water to a second use.
  • ...any place there was mining before the 1970s, there's a real need for reclamation.
    Tom Rathbun
  • The reclamation of racial beauty in the sixties stirred these thoughts, made me think about the necessity for the claim.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Petrocelli, Reclamation Invoice Division.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • I was convinced that some of my toes were beyond reclamation.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • ... "It really is a bit too thick," the Head Mistress of Eton was saying to the Director of Crematoria and Phosphorus Reclamation.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • There is a reclamation chamber off the other room.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It had been launched in one piece, as a low-orbit satellite, packed full of the water reclamation equipment; it was designed to have no wasted space.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • She spoke belligerently about her work not being charity, but "human reclamation."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The Wyatt Reclamation Project.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The Spirit must have heard him thinking, for it said immediately: "Your reclamation, then.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • We were expected to use our suits' reclamation systems for that.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Of the larger cities of the land, only Zenith had hesitated to submit its vices to Mike Monday and his expert reclamation corps.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • We drive along Reclamation Street through markets and boutiques.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • At that point, the Transit Authority hired William Bratton to head the transit police, and the second stage of the reclamation of the subway system began.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • "You make the demand badly," replied Aramis; "and while acknowledging the justice of your reclamation, I refuse it on account of the form."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The Snake River Reclamation Project was offering cheap water for irrigation, funded by the U.S. government, that would convert the desert of southern Idaho into lush farmland.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The sign by the gate said: GOVERNMENT PROPERTY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DESERT RECLAMATION TEST STATION Leavitt drove through the gates and parked by the wooden building.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Then Tappan would speak about the reclamation of souls for the Lord God, the need to "take our black brethren to our breast and provide them with the jewels of Christianity and civilized knowledge."
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • That was one of the parts of the journal that got Marther into a lot of trouble with orthodox people, for it implied that deviations, so far from being a curse, were performing, however slowly, a work of reclamation.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids

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