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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPROVEMENTS

I gave him hopes of Frederica's relenting, and told him a great deal of her improvements.

Others exclaimed, 'Where will improvements and discoveries stop?'

We are also much at a loss for want of proper methods in our improvements of farming.

What suggestions and improvements and alterations they made!

The improvements have been made by the following circumstances.

There had been, it is true, some improvements over Franklin's printing press.

The number of improvements since his seagoing days was astonishing.

They have more self-reliance, and they are keen after improvements.

The Achil folks are hopeless in the direction of improvements.

Gone scouting to see what the rival concerns have got in the way of improvements.

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.

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