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on the mend

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • on the mend recovering from an illness or injury.
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Quotations

  • H. A. Ironside
    H. A. Ironside
    “If what they are saying about you is true, mend your ways. If it isn't true, forget it, and go on and serve the Lord.”

Usage

In literature:

The man with "Bessie" and "Elinor" tattooed on his arm was enjoying a pipe and mending a net, not to be too idle.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
On snow-shoes Ephraim went for the doctor, and mother began to mend from the time of his coming.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
Wife on the mending hand?
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
Amy instantly sprang on the first object at hand, her just-mended rocking-chair, which gave way, of course, and over she went.
"Harper's Young People, June 8, 1880" by Various
They're mending the road up the hill and I walked on the grass.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Well, the family boots are mended on Sundays by James himself.
"Monday or Tuesday" by Virginia Woolf
Dr. William Frothingham gave me most excellent medical treatment, and with the motherly nursing of Mrs. Platt I was soon on the mend.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
On the edge of the pier, which ran out from the Point, Beorn sat, mending one of his traps.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Peter saw no one but Jolly Roger, and at the end of the second week he was going about on his mended leg.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
They might steal a march on him by mending the damage little by little, surreptitiously, through the day.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
She returned, sat down on the floor beside little Fay's cot and started her endless mending.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
When he had been hunting he found it hard to go to plowing: and if plowing, on the same day to turn to tanning or to mending a roof.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
However, I am glad to say that most of them have begun to change their tune lately, thanks to Mr. Bull's luck being on the mend.
"The Casual Ward academic and other oddments" by A. D. Godley
Everything to dispirit; but my invalids are really on the mend.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On a sudden, however, the proverb of mending old garments with new cloth occurred to me.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
Checkers treated him on the principle of "least said, soonest mended;" but Mrs. Barlow he kissed and called "mother.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
Homeless and penniless on the streets of New York, he had learned to do tinkering and the mending of umbrellas.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
She stopped several times on this morning to mend breaks and to tighten slack wires, so it was late when she found the herd at West Run.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
About ten days after I arrived at Hanover I was able to sit out in the garden, and from then on I began to mend.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
Impressed by that logic, Brood has his trunks mended, and embarks his family on the first available steamer.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
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In poetry:

Whilst Scools supplied to mend our youth
Shall on the List be shown
A Daughter and a Mother both
In Her the Church shall own
"A Contemplation" by Anne Kingsmill Finch
Had I a golden pound to spend,
My love should mend and sew no more.
And I would buy her a little quern,
Easy to turn on the kitchen floor.
"Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish)" by Francis Ledwidge
"More than twoscore stags have passed him,
Mark the number on his flesh
With red stripes of this good ashwood,
Mend me thus this broken mesh!"
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
But as cold hands are angrie with the fire,
And mend it still;
So I do lay the want of my desire,
Not on my sinnes, or coldnesse, but thy will.
"Church-Lock And Key" by George Herbert
On the fields of Col'raine there'll be labour in vain
Before the Great Western is ended,
The nags will have toil'd, and the silks will be soil'd,
And the rails will require to be mended.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
I thank you. Three words that can hardly be mended,
Though phrases on phrases their eloquence pile,
If you hear the heart's throb with their eloquence blended,
And read all they mean in a sunshiny smile.
"In Response" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The economy – both nationally and locally – is on a slow mend, but no economist in the world is ready to proclaim "mission accomplished," said a senior economist for Wells Fargo.
Greenspan and Barofsky on Mending the Financial System.
Jesse Jackson on Mending a Divided America The Nation.
The economy may or may not be on the mend, depending on whom you believe.
Miami's Eric Steinbach on the mend .
Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb on the mend after rib injury.
Cop hurt in Queens shooting ' on the mend '.
Harrah's Entertainment on the mend .
Teammates see Terps' Kenny Tate on the mend .
Ray Davies Still on the Mend .
Article "Harvin On The Mend " Is Not Available At This Time.
Steelers rookie OL DeCastro on the mend .
Even with his surgically repaired right knee still on the mend, the Pittsburgh Steelers are finding ways to use rookie offensive guard David DeCastro.
Georgina Bloomberg On The Mend After Equestrian Accident and Bad Breakup.
Foxwoods on the mend .
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In science:

After finishing the paper we learned about the preprint on this sub ject written by Dorogovtsev, Mendes and Samukhin .
Average path length in random networks
Mendes, “Constraints on the IR behavior of the gluon propagator in Yang-Mills theories,” Phys.
The dynamical origin of the refinement of the Gribov-Zwanziger theory
Mendes Lopes, Remarks on the bicanonical map for surfaces of general type, to be published in Math.
The degree of the generators of the canonical ring of surfaces with p_g=0
In fact Reshetikhin and Turaev’s original construction of the cobordism invariant [RT91] demonstrated all the axioms but mending, relying on fairly general properties of the link invariant and the modularity.
Three-Dimensional 2-Framed TQFTs and Surgery
Albert and Barab´asi and Dorogovtsev and Mendes [120] have given extensive pedagogical reviews focusing on the physics literature.
The structure and function of complex networks
Mendes, Proceedings of the XIII International Conference on Selected Problems of Modern Physics (Dubna, June 23 –27, 2008), edited by B.M. B arbashov and S.M.
Numerical test of the Gribov-Zwanziger scenario in Landau gauge
There are various formulas of that sort, one based on a version of inclusion–exclusion principle, namely the cluster method of Goulden and Jackson [8, 18], and another more recent and much more compact, based on the symmetric functions method of Mendes and Remmel .
Anick-type resolutions and consecutive pattern avoidance
Then, taking also into account the very neat results of the SU (2) study of Cucchieri and Mendes on very large lattices we are led to decide in favour of the decoupling solution, although more work is still needed to be absolutely sure that neither G(0) 6= 0 nor a finite F (0) are finite volume artefacts.
The Infrared Behaviour of the Pure Yang-Mills Green Functions
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