I assure you the utmost stretch of public fame would not make me amends
for the loss of any happiness in private life.
As for you, son of Atreus, treat people more righteously in future; it is no disgrace even to a king that he should make amends
if he was wrong in the first instance.
I've been a cursed rascal, God knows,' said he, as he gave it a hearty squeeze, 'but you see if I don't make amends
for it - d-n me if I don't
The captain was made large amends
for the unpleasant minutes which he passed in the conversation of his wife (and which were as few as he could contrive to make them), by the pleasant meditations he enjoyed when alone.
Unto my children will I make amends
for being the child of my fathers: and unto all the future--for THIS present-day
Let me make what amends
are possible for your useless journey.
As the best amends
I can make you for having ever gone into it, I make known to you, as a warning, what Wegg has found out.
Sir," says he, "you may not be willing to make me any amends
, because you may not be convinced of the truth of it.
Why not amend
it and make it perfect before it is irrevocably established?
David watched my preparations with distasteful levity, but anon made a noble amend
by abruptly offering me his foot as if he had no longer use for it, and I knew by intuition that he expected me to take off his boots.
All these traces of his life seemed to clutch him, and to say to him: "No, you're not going to get away from us, and you're not going to be different, but you're going to be the same as you've always been; with doubts, everlasting dissatisfaction with yourself, vain efforts to amend
, and falls, and everlasting expectation, of a happiness which you won't get, and which isn't possible for you.
I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a cultivated as well as of a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own, to approve or amend
Arriving at the conclusion that it certainly was, he turned his back upon the scenes of the past, resolved to amend
it in some new sphere of action.