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  • noun Plural form of amelioration.

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Examples

  • The workmen were set at once to their task of repairing, painting, and papering, and though my husband deprecated both the time spent on supervision and the unavoidable expense (for the landlord, under pretext that the rent was low, refused to contribute to the repairs, which he called ameliorations), was unmistakably elated by the prospect of having the use of a more spacious dwelling; for he very easily suffered from a feeling of confinement, and tried to get rid of it by having two small huts which could be moved about to different parts of the estate according to his convenience, and to which he resorted when so inclined.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • Various other so-called ameliorations were enumerated in this obviously partial _exposé_, which was followed by an apology for certain prominent individuals, who, having been swept off their feet by the revolutionary floods, would gladly get back to firm land and help to extricate the nation from the Serbonian bog in which it was sinking.

    The Inside Story of the Peace Conference

  • The sad truth is that the minor ameliorations offered by the “stimulus” will be more than offset by the detrimental impacts of the exploded deficit.

    Matthew Yglesias » Righting the Course

  • In the Atlantic series, Robinson took the broadest possible view of what he called civic art and discussed practical ameliorations such as limiting the height of buildings, removing advertising, cleaning streets, planting trees, improving lighting, and installing public art.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • Hume did fault the Obama administration for parts of its response to the spill, however, saying "that when it comes to some of the potential clean-ups or ameliorations activities, the administration's been slow."

    Brit Hume Defends Obama: 'Unfairly Blamed' For No Oil Spill Emotions (VIDEO)

  • In the Atlantic series, Robinson took the broadest possible view of what he called civic art and discussed practical ameliorations such as limiting the height of buildings, removing advertising, cleaning streets, planting trees, improving lighting, and installing public art.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • There are many ameliorations of labor conditions which can be effected by conference and discussion.

    Address in Support of the League of Nations

  • Hume did fault the Obama administration for parts of its response to the spill, however, saying "that when it comes to some of the potential clean-ups or ameliorations activities, the administration's been slow."

    Brit Hume Defends Obama: 'Unfairly Blamed' For No Oil Spill Emotions (VIDEO)

  • In the Atlantic series, Robinson took the broadest possible view of what he called civic art and discussed practical ameliorations such as limiting the height of buildings, removing advertising, cleaning streets, planting trees, improving lighting, and installing public art.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • Yes, that people can vote themselves ameliorations is a political reality.

    Economic Nationalism, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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