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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHANGES

Restoration calls, however, not for changes in ethics alone.

We strive for peace and security, heartened by the changes all around us.

He regarded the changes of the century exceedingly beneficial.

There had been two changes of horses for the others, but Andrew kept to Sally.

For the purists: A list of changes and corrections to the text.

For the following winter some changes were made in the cast.

There is no map that shows these roads as they originally were, but the changes are not so many as you might think.

Some changes in the constitution of the force were also made.

What if he changes his mind and doesn't want Fenton and me after all?

A complete list of the changes made is appended at the end of the file.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "act or fact of changing," from Anglo-French chaunge, Old French change "exchange, recompense, reciprocation," from changier (see change (v.)).

Meaning "a different situation" is from 1680s. Meaning "something substituted for something else" is from 1590s. The financial sense of "balance returned when something is paid for" is first recorded 1620s; hence to make change (1865). Bell-ringing sense is from 1610s. Related: changes. Figurative phrase change of heart is from 1828.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.