general damages

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n general damages (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
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Usage

In literature:

So the damage done was but little, and the general good was great.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
The filberts were quite generally damaged both in wood and catkins, except the Rush, which fruited heavily.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I claimed fifty cents per tail, and was awarded $3.50 damages, to be paid by the community generally.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
Some slight damage was done to these books, but insurance covered this, and generally little damage was done to the Library itself.
"Report of the Chief Librarian" by J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
General Buller had been there with his force in 1900 but had not caused any damage, and the enemy had not returned since.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
I grieve to report the Orvieto considerably damaged by the general vine failure, but still far from despicable.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
The general good must be advanced, whatever the damage to private interests.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
Generally the damage is slight.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The general effect of one, I must acknowledge, is seriously damaged by the presence of their Mummy.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
While the cathedral and other churches were not seriously damaged, the General Post Office was completely wrecked.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
On February 17-19, 1916, hostile aeroplanes dropped bombs on the Kut, without doing any damage, General Townshend reported.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
She kept scrapbooks in which she pasted dangerous and damaging information about politicians and prominent men generally.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
The general, in a rage, charged Mr. Kean with the propagation of a damaging report.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
General Williams coming up with a part of his command, we pressed the rear but did little damage.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
In a short time the damaged wayfarer, with all her new sails set, went southward, and people generally forgot her visit.
"Prisoners of Conscience" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Overall war damages to the country itself were generally moderate.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The damage done amounted to several thousands of dollars, the Portuguese owners being eventually compensated from general revenue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
Colonel Latrobe was sent to General Trimble to have his men fill the line of the broken brigades, and bravely they repaired the damage.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet
And if the damage they do were general through all the provinces, the people would perish with famine.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
The fourth general head, or class, is called Nezeekeen, or Damages.
"Synopsis of Jewish History" by Henry A. Henry
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In news:

A San Diego County Superior Court jury found on April 22 that Wawanesa General Insurance Company breached its contract by attempting to repair a severely damaged vehicle that should have been totaled.
Symptoms Blackspot is a plant disease caused by a fungus (Diplocarpon rosae) that is generally damaging and usually a source of major problems.
Although the process is generally gradual, these areas of build up may cause progressively more significant damage to the arterial vessels.
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger General view of damage at Manasquan Inlet after Hurricane Irene hit the Jersey Shore on Saturday, August 27.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is in danger of being taken over by "professional protesters" and radicals, which could damage its standing with the general public, strategists of both political parties say.
MCWRA General Manager Curtis Weeks guides county attorneys Charles McKee and Les Girard (above, right) on a tour of the rubber dam 's erosion damage.
Mitt Romney's narrow win in Michigan is unlikely to ease lingering doubts about his candidacy or head off the possibility of a long and divisive presidential nominating fight that is damaging Republican chances in November's general election.
In this Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 photo, a general view of damaged buildings from shelling in Aleppo, Syria.
For an example of the damage an unchecked majority can do when it moves in lockstep, consider the last 30 or so hours of the recent session of the North Carolina General Assembly.
Research shows that children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) generally DO NOT have brain damage or brain pathologies.
Point Mackenzie General Store Damaged in Morning Fire.
The Point Mackenzie General Store was damaged in a Thursday morning fire, according to fire officials in the Valley.
The Birmingham News/Bernard Troncale Two general aviation hangars at the Shelby County Airport were heavily damaged by strong winds in June.
Since 1985, Lancer has been the nation's leading provider of commercial auto liability, physical damage and general liability insurance coverages to the US motorcoach industry.
While it is now well known that bullying is very damaging to its victims, it is still not generally considered to be a serious issue.
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In science:

Natural science puts something close to this hierarchical view into practice, but in a way that is constrained and handicapped by general allegiance to standard empiricism (SE), and it is this which damages science in a variety of ways, as we shall now see.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
The damage to scintillating fibres due to radiation is well understood and generally progresses linearly with the dose, but the damaging effects can also be undone via hot air curing or other processes [6, 7, 10, 11, 12].
A 1 mm Scintillating Fibre Tracker Readout by a Multi-anode Photomultiplier
As a general experimental rule, if this pulsed heating exceeds 100 oC serious damage to the coupler region has a high probability of occurrence, below 50 oC damage to the couplers is practically avoided while in the interval 50–100 oC there is some probability of coupler damage.
Power coupling
To this end we generalize a recent master equation approach and derive an effective field theory for damage spreading in random field systems.
Damage spreading in random field systems
In general, there are two different mechanisms by which damage can spread in a kinetic Ising model.
Damage spreading in random field systems
This limit is not relevant for most materials, but in general the defect size statistics can not be assumed exponential, and often a noticeable damage accumulation takes place before failure.
Size effects in statistical fracture
While this general statistical argument is generally believed to be correct, the presence of the stress enhancement around a crack and damage accumulation prior to failure make a quantitative theory for size effects in materials still elusive.
Size effects in statistical fracture
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