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  • v. Present participle of emend.


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  • By effectively emending the "corrupt" text, however, this reader concludes that he must be Odysseus, who has saved himself from Poseidon by erasing his own memory; to complete this self-transformation, he burns the book and becomes "no one" (e.g., Nemo, Nobody) (120).

    The Little Professor:

  • I will cite Foucault's books from their English translations, emending where I think necessary.

    Notes on 'Foucault and the Hedgerow History of Sexuality'

  • The scholar who has most carefully analyzed these controversies that involved Catholic rather than Protestant antagonists has concluded that though Erasmus was well trained to undertake the task of emending scriptural texts, his temperament made him unsuited for public controversy.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • Patrum, the study of the monks nowadays is in the emptying of cups and not the emending of books; to which they do not hesitate to add the wanton music of Timotheus, jealous of chastity, and thus the song of the merry-maker and not the chant of the mourner is become the office of the monks.

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • Posts and comments often need amending or emending.

    Librarians will always be needed — Slaw

  • Kidd's second charge is that Gabler, in emending his newly created copytext, has "corrected" Joyce's own spellings in English and many foreign languages, revised Joyce's own punctuation and his formation of compound words, and altered such other "errors" as Joyce's dates and money sums.

    The New 'Ulysses': The Hidden Controversy

  • LNC is also unintelligible: [omission: Chinese characters] probably would be a humble term for husband as in LNC 6. 10a: [omission: Chinese characters], and by emending [omission: Chinese characters] as in LNC the whole passage might be construed, "You did not come soon enough, and now I have a husband who looks after me."

    Han Shih Wai Chuan

  • By emending 'is' instead of 'wæs' (2025), the tenses will be brought into perfect harmony.

    Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

  • Lehmann-Haupt, Marquart, Peiser, and Rost, for these writers attempted to get over the discrepancies in the data by emending some of the figures furnished by the inscriptions.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • The second group, comprising the next four names, attempts to reconcile the conflicting data by emending the figures.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"


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