Example sentences for: amelioration

How can you use “amelioration” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Whatever small faults he could and did find with America, he endlessly reminded anyone who listened that the best achievement of mankind was America, whose current failings were trivial by historic standards, which was in a constant process of amelioration, and which offered its citizens the best chance in history for a good life.

  • Presumably, it was sufficiently recent that significant amelioration to the genomic GC content has not yet occurred.

  • However, analyses in which synteny and phylogenetic information were also considered suggest that codon bias and G+C content are poor indicators of HGT [ 45 ] . A role for 'amelioration', whereby structural characteristics of the foreign gene are eventually homogenized to resemble those of the recipient species, has been assumed, but the rate was postulated to be the same as the rate of random, forward mutation [ 42 ] . In addition to alterations in codon usage (as reflected in G+C content), for a bacterial gene to function efficiently in a nematode presumably requires acquisition of regulatory elements (including a promoter) and structural elements (including a poly(A) tail and, optionally, a trans -spliced leader).

  • Although many articles, theoretical essays, and books have been written about metaphors, little effort has been made to investigate them systematically: as all of language is itself a metaphor (unless one believes in logomancy), one is continually confronted in the compilation of an ordinary dictionary with examples of semantic and linguistic changes (as well as amelioration, pejoration, etc.) that are tantamount to shifts of meaning that, loosely, could be said to be metaphoric.

  • "[D]espite the impossible circumstances under which they were written, they are an extraordinary and moving record of a courageous, compassionate and obstinate mind dedicated to democratic principles and the amelioration of the Chinese people's harsh fate" (Judith Shapiro, the New York Times Book Review ).


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