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amendable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj amendable capable of being corrected by additions "an amendable flaw"
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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  • Interesting fact: The only repealed amendment to the US Constitution deals with the prohibition of alcohol.
    • a Amendable Capable of being amended; as, an amendable writ or error.
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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.
    • amendable Capable of being amended or corrected: as, an amendable writ or error.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment: Prohibition.
    • adjs Amendable corrective
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    Francois%20De%20La%20Rochefoucauld
    “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
    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
    John%20Stuart%20Mill
    “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.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. amender for emender—L. emendāre, to remove a fault—e, ex, out of, and menda, a fault.

Usage

In literature:

New England clung to instruments adopted before the civil war, though in most cases considerably amended.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Filipino has many excellent qualities which go far to make amends for his shortcomings.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The question, plainly stated, is: Ought the Constitution to be amended so as to abolish slavery throughout the United States?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864" by Various
It should be remembered that at this time the Fifteenth amendment had not been adopted.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
On division amendment negatived by 279 votes against 217.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 25, 1914" by Various
Our Senate amended it and returned it to Cuba for reconsideration.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Holt, spokesman at mouth of new Cave, put down amendment challenging Chancellor of Exchequer's proposals.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, July 1, 1914" by Various
Before we begin to amend, we ought to know whether we have any Constitution to amend.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The Legislative Council amended it so as to leave the matter as before with the British Parliament.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Amendments to, see AMENDMENTS.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
But I will make amends, I will make amends.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Forthwith Sheridan moved a hostile amendment.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Further difficulty arose in connection with the amended Charter of 1834, which had not received the approval of the authorities.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
With the close of the centennial year the new departure under the fourteenth amendment ended.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Lord Palmerston also felt that he had some amends to make to the Queen for former offences.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
A discussion then took place and amendments might be proposed.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
But did the proposed Constitution embody such amendments?
"Patrick Henry" by Moses Coit Tyler
This amendment was adopted, ayes 30, noes 28.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
But now are men's spirits dead; and this John Amend-All, save us and guard us!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The revolution in England seemed as yet productive of no amendment in the colonial administration.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
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In poetry:

Be still, be still, what can be said?
My father sang that song,
But time amends old wrong,
All that is finished, let it fade.
"Three Marching Songs" by William Butler Yeats
This nobly done, they still propose
Our charter further to amend,
By making citizens of those
The law had proffered to defend.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Be still, be still, what can be said?
My father sang that song,
But time amends old wrong,
And all that's finished, let it fade.
"Three Marching Songs" by William Butler Yeats
Be still, be still, what can be said?
My father sang that song,
but time amends old wrong,
And all that's finished, let it fade.
"Three Marching Songs" by William Butler Yeats
Thus in thy ebony box
Thou dost inclose us, till the day
Put our amendment in our way,
And give new wheels to our disorder'd clocks.
"Even-Song" by George Herbert
On the lips of her last and dearest
Pressing a farewell kiss,
She cried aloud in her anguish—
“Can God make amends for this?”
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley

In news:

Supervisor Peter Candland, whose move to eliminate " discretionary funds" in Prince William County was joined by some controversial amendments.
Kate Hess Pace is a community organizer with ISAIAH, a faith-based Minnesota organization working to defeat a photo ID amendment on the 2012 ballot.
One of those, amendment five, will likely affect Prichard residents: they and the rest of Alabama will have the chance next month to vote for or against the dissolution of the Prichard Water Board.
The amendment, if voted through, will dissolve the Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Prichard.
Kluwe has done numerous appearances and interviews speaking out against the proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.
Florida's Amendment 6 intrudes into women's health decisions.
Thank goodness for amended tax returns.
Reject FL amendment proposals that put politics into unwarranted places.
Part two of four editorials on state constitutional amendments on the November 2012 ballot.
The Department of Labor has issued final regulations under Section 408(b)(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended ("ERISA").
Can you identify the right outlined in the Fourth Amendment.
Any idea which amendment abolished slavery.
Voter approval of Amendment 1, which bars the state from recognizing same-sex marriages and civil unions, doesn't prohibit local governments from offering their employees domestic partner benefits.
Thank you for your article in the Nov 25 issue on the personhood amendment.
First, you claim that our amendment would "legally define a fertilized egg as a person," which is not true.
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In science:

If we amend the definition of M (m, n) for n = 1, then the generating function can be given as an infinite product.
Rank-Crank type PDEs and generalized Lambert series identities
Panneton et al. criticized Marsaglia’s generators for poor quality and tried to amend them by including more than three distinct shift operations.
Random number generators for massively parallel simulations on GPU
Some amendments have to be made, for example one has to consider pairs of sets (S, T ) where S ⊆ A and not A \ {y}.
Matchings in Random Biregular Bipartite Graphs
Such changes in halo properties actually can bring about significant amendment to strong lensing statistics (Wambsganss et al., 2008) and the thermal and kinetic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich power spectrua (Battaglia et al., 2010; Shaw et al., 2010) as well.
Influence of baryons on spatial distribution of matter: higher order correlation functions
The application of the above results to the critical point of the Anderson localization transition is a subtle issue due to the absence of an exact solution to the Anderson localization problem and due to the limited sizes of 3D systems amendable to direct numerical diagonalization.
Levy flights and multifractality in quantum critical diffusion and in classical random walks on fractals
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
One is that pQCD with expected amendations does well.
Baryon Form Factors in QCD
In this sense the approach described in this book yields an interesting amendment of the usual formulation of the standard model.
Spatio-temporal Chaos and Vacuum Fluctuations of Quantized Fields
In fact they yield information on parameters that is not directly given by the other theories, thus providing a nice and necessary amendment.
Spatio-temporal Chaos and Vacuum Fluctuations of Quantized Fields
Rather, they yield a very relevant amendment.
Spatio-temporal Chaos and Vacuum Fluctuations of Quantized Fields
I am grateful to my friend Subharthi Ray (of IF-UFF) for careful reading the manuscript and amending the grammatical errors.
Stability of accretion disk around rotating black holes: a pseudo-general-relativistic fluid dynamical study
Now, we would like to make a trivial but important amendment.
Remarks on statistical aspects of safety analysis of complex systems
These deficiencies will be amended in a future publication.
Chiral Perturbation on the Lightfront
We present difficulties in some approaches to canonically quantize gravity which can be amended by the idea put forward in this paper, which we introduce in the last section.
Huygens-Fresnel Principle in Superspace
Amending the leading-logarithmic evolution with kinematical constraints, either approximately in analytical calculations or exactly in Monte-Carlo programs [18–21], should possibly lead to more reasonable QCD predictions, although still formally only to leading logarithmic accuracy.
Small x Phenomenology - summary of the 3rd Lund Small x Workshop in 2004
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