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synonyms for mend fences

  • improve poor relations
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How to use mend fences in a sentence

He has taken down its fences, and "boulevarded" its grounds till it merges into those of his neighbors.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Even the Grass-land is often ridged so as to shed the water quickly, while deep ditches or drains do duty for fences.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Is a Tailor, that can make a new Coat well, the worse Workman, because he can mend an old one?
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
Now, go and mend that deplorable frock, and if you don't dream over it, you won't waste too much of your holiday.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
He was much disconcerted, and did not materially mend the matter by saying it was the first name that came into his head.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
“But being disgusted with our luxury and giving it all up would not mend matters, little wife,” returned Jack with a faint smile.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
The pictures of it is all along the fences an' walls; an', say—I'm earnin' wages now, real good ones.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
It was little short of distressing to have mud fences shut from view some of the most fascinating country through which we passed.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
We know well enough the weak parts of human nature: if they are treated tenderly, they may mend.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
You'll get interfered with in a way you won't like, Pike, one of these days, unless you mend your manners.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MEND FENCES

  • agitate
  • barnstorm
  • canvass
  • contend for
  • contest
  • crusade
  • electioneer
  • go to grass roots
  • hit the trail
  • lobby
  • mend fences
  • muckrake
  • mudsling
  • politick
  • press the flesh
  • ring doorbells
  • run
  • run for
  • shake hands and kiss babies
  • solicit votes
  • stand for
  • stump
  • tour
  • whistle-stop
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