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Word: compromise

Definition: adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.


Sentences Containing 'compromise'

Noon coming, and the Doctor not returning, and every minute's delay tending to compromise Tellson's, Mr. Lorry advised with Lucie.
Reynolds, who was fond both of color and strong tone contrast, had to compromise, as he tells us in his lectures, by making the shadows all the same brown color, to keep a harmony in his work.
As he made no compromise with Time, Time kept out of his way, and only sighed at a distance because he could not overcome him.
They lived each side of the line, and the church was at a landing called Compromise.
At last there was Waterloo, and Morrel came no more; he had done all that was in his power, and any fresh attempt would only compromise himself uselessly.
``But could you not compromise matters, and give up a portion of your fortune to her son?''
``No, I am pleased so pleased that I wished to congratulate you; but as I am not quite properly dressed, I chose my opportunity, that I might not compromise you.''
``And now remember one thing, Monsieur Officer, that my grandfather commands you not to take any rash or ill advised step which would be likely to compromise our happiness.''
The merchants finding that the Dey knew all, and fearing that Cervantes under torture might make disclosures that would imperil their own lives, tried to persuade him to slip away on board a vessel that was on the point of sailing for Spain; but he told them they had nothing to fear, for no tortures would make him compromise anybody, and he went at once and gave himself up to the Dey.
"The circumstances are of great delicacy, and every precaution has to be taken to quench what might grow to be an immense scandal and seriously compromise one of the reigning families of Europe.
I think there was some compromise in the cap; but otherwise she was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning.
But, in the end, a compromise was effected; and Mrs. Crupp consented to achieve this feat, on condition that I dined from home for a fortnight afterwards.
said my aunt, as a compromise for the obnoxious appellation.
'I have kept your name and reputation for you, and your peace and quiet, and your house and home too,' said Uriah, with a sulky, hurried, defeated air of compromise.
All my old doubts and apprehensions on that subject, all the Doctor's happiness and peace, all the mingled possibilities of innocence and compromise, that I could not unravel, I saw, in a moment, at the mercy of this fellow's twisting.
Thus earnestly besought, I made no reference to the Doctor for his permission, but, without any other compromise of the truth than a little softening of the coarseness of Uriah Heep, related plainly what had passed in that same room that night.

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