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What reparations, and subsidies, and contributions he is put to, besides his rent!

This year a subsidy was granted, for the reparations of London bridge.

Hence I may be permitted to mention the Commission on Reparations.

And between the remitting of a punishment, and the remitting of reparations of my loss.

She needs his work for reparations, for indemnities, for coal.

The Reparations Commission has only succeeded in proving its incompetence.

Linked up with it also is that deep and grave problem of reparations.

It was a mistake to compel Germany to sign a blank check in the matter of reparations.

We were born rich; we revel in the "reparations" that our fathers wrung from a conquered Nature.

Some recognition of this fact appears in the great powers to adjust terms which have been vested in the Reparations Committee.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "reconciliation," from Old French reparacion and directly from Late Latin reparationem (nominative reparatio) "act of repairing, restoration," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reparare "restore, repair" (see repair (v.1)). Meaning "act of repairing or mending" is attested from c.1400. Reparations "compensation for war damaged owed by the aggressor" is attested from 1921, with reference to Germany, from French réparations (1919).

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