• WordNet 3.6
    • n amends something done or paid in expiation of a wrong "how can I make amends"
    • n amends a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only repealed amendment to the US Constitution deals with the prohibition of alcohol.
    • n. sing. & pl Amends Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation. "An honorable amends .""Yet thus far fortune maketh us amends ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.
    • amends Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; satisfaction; equivalent.
    • amends Recovery of health; amendment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment: Prohibition.
    • Amends supply of a loss: compensation: reparation
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.”
  • Henry Wilson
    Henry Wilson
    “I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.”
  • Confucius
    “The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.”
  • John (Jay) Mccloy
    John (Jay) Mccloy
    “Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.”
  • John Perry Barlow
    John Perry Barlow
    “In Cyberspace, the 1st Amendment is a local ordinance.”
  • John Stuart Mill
    “The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. amendes, pl. of amende,. Cf. Amende
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. amender for emender—L. emendāre, to remove a fault—e, ex, out of, and menda, a fault.


In literature:

Certain it is, however, it was rendered much less objectionable by the different amendments made to it by the Senate.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
It also contains clauses amending sections 2017, 2019, 2028, and 2031 of the Revised Statutes.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
The uncle makes amends to the girl.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
No, we must think only of his sacrifice, his enforced humiliation, in order to try to make amends for the past according to his light.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
The act should be amended.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Theodore Roosevelt
Little comradeship was mine to you on that day, and I am minded to make amends if I can.
"King Alfred's Viking" by Charles W. Whistler
The constitution should be so amended as to make more easy the passing of amendments.
"Elements of Debating" by Leverett S. Lyon
The above amendments to clause 2 of Departmental Rule VIII and said rule as so amended are hereby approved.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
The Covenant was adopted unanimously and without amendment.
"Ulster's Stand For Union" by Ronald McNeill

In poetry:

See! — what an army God of old employ'd,
A mighty Monarch's stubborn heart to bend!
By lice and locusts, flies and frogs annoy'd,
Pharaoh wou'd fain his wicked ways amend!
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Disgorge thy fulsome load, conceal thy shame,
All trifling talk, and vain pursuits disclaim,
Suppress thy wanton heat, thy temper rein,
Amend thy life, from idleness refrain.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
To-day, we will have sport, another cries,
To-morrow, we'll our wicked lives amend.
That very night, o'ercome by drink, he dies —
How soon, alas! his promis'd pleasures end?
"The Pastor's Complaint" by Rees Prichard
Forgael. Maybe it is but natural to doubt me.
You’ve never known, I’d lay a wager on it,
A melancholy that a cup of wine,
A lucky battle, or a woman’s kiss
Could not amend.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats
God give thee grace this summons to attend;
O may the gracious Call not prove in vain!
God give thee faith, thy morals to amend:
So thou from Christ shall grace and peace obtain!
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
Now, like Zacchëus, thou may'st make amends
For all th' oppressive acts which thou hast done;
But it no longer on thyself depends,
To pay a mite — when thou to hell art thrown.
"An Admonition To A Sick Person, To Make His Will In Time, And To Dispose Of His Effects In The Fear " by Rees Prichard

In news:

Betty Aldworth, a director of the Yes on 64 campaign, is joined by co-directors Brian Vicente, left, and Mason Tvert on Wednesday in Civic Center after the passage of Amendment 64.
Facebook should amend its advertising policy so as to not censor those engaging in protected political speech like the Just Say Now campaign to end marijuana prohibition.
Arkansas election officials have asked the state Supreme Court to extend the deadline for certifying a proposed casino legalization amendment while justices consider a lawsuit.
The Senate approved a proposed amendment to the N.C. Constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriages and civil unions in the state.
TV documentary examines local case that successfully challenged the First Amendment.
1920 – The 19th amendment to the Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote (More info).
Amendment 8 pits religious groups against backers of church-state separation.
He sought to challenge the archdiocese's assertion that the First Amendment shields it from a lawsuit.
Perry's plans raise First Amendment, church-state issues.
Whenever someone tells me that the First Amendment doesn't mean a wall of separation between church and state, I ask if I can punch him in the nose.
Come out to amendments forum to be a well informed voter.
The amendment in part allowed mental-health professionals such as social workers, psychologists or marriage counselors, to decline to work with people on civil-union issues without sanctions or discipline.
Questions over the list of Amendments on the ballot abound.
The first proposed Amendment to Florida's constitution your feelings regarding the President's Health Care Act.
"They've either taken leave of their senses or their principles," said Senator Reid of Republicans recently when asked about what he thought about the GOP push to clarify the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

In science:

The thermal potential must be amended due to some well-known subtleties of perturbation theory in finite temperature, however before addressing these it is important to break down the effects of moving to T (cid:54)= 0.
Electroweak Baryogenesis in R-symmetric Supersymmetry
In other words, an important advantage of deterministic (pseudo-random) slot selection is that SIC can be implemented across different frames and without any PHY layer amendment.
Pseudo-random Aloha for Enhanced Collision-recovery in RFID
We have amended our algorithms to preserve matrix sparseness and structure, in particular for computing numerical rank and nullity.
Randomized Matrix Computations
We specify a low-rank approximation algorithm in Section 7.4, its amendments in Section 7.7, and some related randomized algorithms of independent interest for the approximation of leading and trailing singular spaces of an ill conditioned matrix in Sections 7.5 and 7.6.
Randomized Matrix Computations
If systems have not been amended, after a FuturICT analysis of their risk profile, then new legal responsibilities may be in place.