amenity

Definitions

  • FELINE AMENITIES
    FELINE AMENITIES
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amenity pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions "a well trained staff saw to the agreeableness of our accommodations","he discovered the amenities of reading at an early age"
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SENILE FELINE AMENITIES SENILE FELINE AMENITIES
Dynastic Amenities Dynastic Amenities
Golfing Amenities Golfing Amenities

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amenity The quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition; pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness. "A sweetness and amenity of temper.""This climate has not seduced by its amenities ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amenity The quality of being pleasant or agreeable in situation, prospect, climate, temper, disposition, manners, etc.; pleasantness; pleasingness; an affable manneṙ.
    • n amenity That which is agreeable or pleasing.
    • n amenity Amenity damages
    • n amenity in Great Britain, damages given for the defacement of grounds, especially around dwelling houses, or for annoyance or loss of amenity, caused by the building of a railway, construction of public works, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amenity am-en′i-ti pleasantness, as regards situation, climate, manners, or disposition.
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Quotations

  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert%20Louis%20Stevenson
    “To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver%20Wendell%20Holmes
    “The Amen of nature is always a flower.”
  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.”
  • Novalis Hardenberg
    Novalis Hardenberg
    “Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the universe.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Opening amenities are often opening inanities.”

Idioms

Amen - Some use 'Amen' or 'Amen to that' as a way of agreeing with something that has just been said.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. aménité, L. amoenitas, fr. amoenus, pleasant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. aménité—L. amœnitasamœnus, pleasant, from root of am-āre, to love.

Usage

In literature:

The bishop was a remarkably fine preacher and an unusually attractive public speaker and past master of all the social amenities of life.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
He had recourse to all the amenity of M. Agnan to learn from the people of the port the cause of this singular arrangement.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
They are amenable to the law, like other men.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Mr. Beebe, at leisure for life's amenities, leant over his Rectory gate.
"A Room With A View" by E. M. Forster
While trying to blow each other up the men on both sides exchanged amenities and chaff like the best of friends.
"Captains of the Civil War" by William Wood
The laws of the lecture-room, to which my friends and myself are always amenable, do not hold here.
"The Professor at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
A third would cry amen in such an affected tone as gave the rest great delight.
"The Vicar of Wakefield" by Oliver Goldsmith
And it must be confessed that these intrepid Footmen were not so amenable to discipline as they might have been.
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I suppose I am still amenable to punishment and I have decided to surrender myself to the authorities to-night.
"The Clue of the Twisted Candle" by Edgar Wallace
Never amenable to good influences.
"Elsie Venner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Do you suppose I shall always be amenable to the tears and protestations of the king?
"Louise de la Valliere" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Prince, Amen and Hathor are against you.
"Morning Star" by H. Rider Haggard
In the Temples of Ptah and Amen many of the priests have fallen dead also.
"The World's Desire" by H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
I might become amenable.
"The Devil's Paw" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Did not the Divine Amen-hetep the Osirian slay with his own hand more than a hundred lions?
"Cleopatra" by H. Rider Haggard
She was in short the most comfortable, profitable, amenable person to live with.
"The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James
The "Amen" was fervently and loudly uttered.
"Jill's Red Bag" by Amy Le Feuvre
The last Kaddish is said, the last Amen!
"Stories and Pictures" by Isaac Loeb Peretz
May God aid them and send punishment to Radzivill, amen!
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Everybody was anxious to get down to the serious business of the evening; still the social amenities had to be observed.
"Mrs. Bindle" by Hebert Jenkins
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In poetry:

May God protect her for many a day,
At home or abroad when she's far away;
Long may she be spared o'er her subjects to reign,
And let each and all with one voice say - Amen!
"An Ode to the Queen on Her Jubilee Year" by William Topaz McGonagall
I am convinc'd with faith, which nought can move,
That all, who worthily their God adore,
Shall endless happiness enjoy above,
When this terrestrial scene shall be no more. Amen.
"The Creed" by Rees Prichard
In Him, my GOD, my Glory, I will trust:
Awake and sing, O dweller in the dust!
Who shall come, will come, and will not delay —
His Day will break, those shadows flee away! Amen.
"The Perfect Day" by Samuel John Stone
From that west gallery no doubt
The viol and serpent tooted out
The Tallis tune to Ken,
And firmly at the end of prayers
The clerk below the pulpit stairs
Would thunder out "Amen."
"Verses Turned..." by Sir John Betjeman
She has been a good Queen, which no one dare gainsay,
And I hope God will protect her for many a day;
May He enable her a few more years to reign,
And let all her lieges say - Amen!
"An Ode to the Queen on Her Jubilee Year" by William Topaz McGonagall
FATHER, by that oracle
From the gleaming cloud that fell,
SPIRIT, by th' attesting word
From the Law and Prophets heard,
Grant that all Thy Church be one
In the Glory of the SON. Amen.
"The Transfiguration" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Following the path of the voyageurs, with a few more amenities.
The Ikon by Renegade is a high-end motorcoach, equipped with all of the usual top-grade features and amenities, but its difference is its chassis.
Features Kelley Chambers Oaklake Trails Naturist Park offers the sort of outdoor recreational and resort amenities as any retreat worth its salt.
Two neighbors enumerate the amenities.
PALISADE , Colo.- Residents in the Grand Valley are well aware of the amenities Palisade has to offer, wine, art and adventure being some.
Is less amenable to limb salvage.
Fire on the head, devotion in the heart, onward to the Wedding Feast, to never more depart AMEN.
This 1850s era Cedarburg kitchen has been updated for modern living, yet it still exudes historic charm with beadboard cabinets, a farm sink and other amenities.
The 524-acre community was launched in 2005 and offers resort-style amenities designed to create a vacation-at-home ambience.
The amenities within sprawling Power Ranch would put some small cities to shame.
Better access to the North Platte River and enhanced amenities were outlined to Natrona County Commissioners this week.
Since it was founded in 1863, the National Academy of Sciences has been dominated by practitioners of physics, chemistry and other sciences whose subject matter is particularly amenable to the rigors of mathematical analysis.
Montana Project Raises Ante for PC Amenities.
Every day, a dozen commuter buses travel between this Rockland County village and New York City equipped with an amenity seldom found on public transportation: a curtain that separates men and women for Jewish prayers.
In that case, new construction obviously works best, brokers say, and such units also tend to be in buildings with lots of amenities.
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In science:

Amenability, Kazhdan’s property and percolation for trees, groups and equivalence relations.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
An amenable equivalence relation is generated by a single transformation.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
Amenability, hyperfiniteness, and isoperimetric inequalities. C. R.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
Amenable equivalence relations and Turing degrees. J.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
Amenability, unimodularity, and the spectral radius of random walks on infinite graphs.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
Keywords: branching random walks, phase transition, multigraphs, amenability, trees.
Weak survival for branching random walks on graphs
Suppose now that (X, E (X )) is amenable and fix ε > 0.
Weak survival for branching random walks on graphs
Let A be a unital separable amenable simple C ∗ -algebra with tracial rank zero and with a unique tracial state which satisfies the Universal Coefficient Theorem and let G be a finitely generated discrete abelian group.
Embedding Crossed Products into a Unital Simple AF-algebra
If, in addition, A is assumed to be amenable and satisfy the Universal Coefficient Theorem, A ⋊α Z is a unital simple AH-algebra with real rank zero and with no dimension growth, by the classification theorem of .
Embedding Crossed Products into a Unital Simple AF-algebra
Then the fol lowing are equivalent (1) A can be embedded into a unital simple AF-algebra; (2) A can be embedded into a unital simple AF-algebra with a unique tracial state; (3) A can be embedded into a unital separable amenable simple C ∗ -algebra with tracial rank zero which satisfies the UCT.
Embedding Crossed Products into a Unital Simple AF-algebra
Let B1 be a a unital separable amenable simple C ∗-algebra with tracial rank zero which satisfies the UCT and let ϕ : A → B1 is an embedding.
Embedding Crossed Products into a Unital Simple AF-algebra
Let A be a unital separable simple amenable C ∗ -algebra with tracial rank zero and with a unique tracial state which satisfies the UCT.
Embedding Crossed Products into a Unital Simple AF-algebra
Let A be a unital separable simple amenable C ∗ -algebra with tracial rank zero and with a unique tracial state which satisfies the UCT and let G be a finitely generated discrete abelian group.
Embedding Crossed Products into a Unital Simple AF-algebra
This provides the first such identification for random walks on non-amenable discrete quantum groups.
Identification of the Poisson and Martin boundaries of orthogonal discrete quantum groups
In particular, the dual discrete quantum group becomes non-amenable.
Identification of the Poisson and Martin boundaries of orthogonal discrete quantum groups
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