damage


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dam·age

(dam'ij),
Harm, diminution, or destruction of an organ, body part, system, or function.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. damnum, loss, harm]
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"He should a-got the damages. He was a good worker an' never made trouble."
He agreed with Peter Donnelly that Jackson should have got damages, and he went farther and called the action heartless and cold- blooded that had turned the worker adrift after he had been made helpless by the accident.
The damage to the buoyancy tanks had evidently been more grievous than he had at first believed.
Enamoured of the tropics, despite the damage done me, I stopped in various places, and was a long while getting back to the splendid, temperate climate of California.
The drayman was proved to be very drunk, and was fined, and the brewer had to pay damages to our master; but there was no one to pay damages to poor Captain.
Besides, what can prevent confusion on the bench when one judge thinks a fine should be different from what another has set it at; one proposing twenty minae, another ten, or be it more or less, another four, and another five; and it is evident, that in this manner they will differ from each other, while some will give the whole damages sued for, and others nothing; in this situation, how shall their determinations be settled?
For if one has friends near at hand to repair damages, nothing very serious can happen to you."
We hear sometimes of an action for damages against the unqualified medical practitioner, who has deformed a broken limb in pretending to heal it.
That there are, upon record, trials at law in which damages have been sought as a poor recompense for lasting agonies and disfigurements inflicted upon children by the treatment of the master in these places, involving such offensive and foul details of neglect, cruelty, and disease, as no writer of fiction would have the boldness to imagine.
'Neither cracks nor damage was found in the intake area, spillways, operation houses and other related dam structures,' Bote said.
The Retirees seek injunctive and declaratory relief in the form of an order requiring the [defendant] City [of Pawtucket] to recalculate and pay the pensions owed to the retirees with the cost of living adjustment ('COLA') benefits that had been denied, and compensatory damages for the breach of contract, Contracts Clause, and Due Process Clause claims.
In a report sent to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, a committee consisting of the revenue and building departments and the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) said that the damage caused to public and private property is estimated to be worth Rs40 million.