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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPROVEMENT

The improvement of time ought to be our great and immediate concern.

It will be some improvement to mix the meal with milk rather than water.

If there's any improvement in Betty Graham to-day, it's because of you.

To these scanty means of improvement, she added another of her own contriving.

And, indeed, his constant saying was: "There's an improvement already; be patient!"

The improvement in breeding and raising live-stock must not be omitted.

The humblest may see a way of improvement in their betters, and obey the command, "Follow me."

How much then will you be to be blamed, if you do not embrace this opportunity of improvement and instruction?

This improvement in the sentiment of railroad men is gratifying.

He thought the paranoia was an improvement over the wider madness.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., enprowment "management of something for profit," from Anglo-French emprowement, from emprouwer "turn to profit" (see improve). Meaning "betterment; amelioration" is from 1640s. Meaning "buildings, etc. on a piece of property" is from 1773. Related: Improvements.

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