In other words, Congress amends bill it passed a few years ago.
But then the sweet scenery of Glenbogie, and the colour of the moors, and the glorious heights of Ben Alchan, made some amends.
What riches, or honours, or pleasures, can make us amends for the loss of innocence?
So she let me know what they cost, and to make her amends I gave her three guineas more than they cost her.
This she could not understand, for she had expected an apology as the very least amends he could make.
He despised himself, and nothing could make him amends for the self-complacency that he had lost.
What amends could he make for the treachery of his little gunboat?
Certain writers have made some amends by including in their arrangements a class termed Alteratives.
You will meet my abstinence by the only amends you can make to me.
At the end he heard some words faltered: she wished it was in their power 'to make any amends.'
early 14c., "restitution," collective singular, from Old French amendes "fine, penalty," plural of amende "reparation," from amender "to amend" (see amend).
early 13c., "to free from faults, rectify," from Old French amender (12c.), from Latin emendare "to correct, free from fault," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + menda "fault, blemish," from PIE *mend- "physical defect, fault" (cf. Sanskrit minda "physical blemish," Old Irish mennar "stain, blemish," Welsh mann "sign, mark").
Supplanted in senses of "repair, cure" by its shortened offspring mend (v.). Meaning "to add to legislation" (ostensibly to correct or improve it) is recorded from 1777. Related: Amended; amending.