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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMNESTY

It's a thieves' amnesty at this moment, and I must not lose the opportunity.

Amnesty was extended to those who wished it and deserved it.

Then big Jenkins reached his hand out to Forsythe—but not in token of amnesty.

After the blessing, the amnesty I have promised will be read.

I believe this act of amnesty is only a device to put the plotters where he can get his hand on them.

His followers were expressly excluded from all amnesty acts.

The very pith of the thing was the act of amnesty and oblivion.

He had not mentioned her mother; and Phil wondered whether she too shared this amnesty.

Just when the revolution was rife Pius the Ninth proclaimed an amnesty.

Why did not conspirators like these two take advantage of the amnesty?

WORD ORIGIN

"pardon of past offenses," 1570s, from French amnestie "intentional overlooking," from Latin amnestia, from Greek amnestia "forgetfulness (of wrong); an amnesty," from a-, privative prefix, "not" (see a- (3)), + mnestis "remembrance," related to mnaomai "I remember" (see mind (n.)). As a verb, from 1809. Amnesty International founded 1961 as Appeal for Amnesty. The name was changed 1963.

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