amnesty


amnesty
01. To celebrate his twentieth anniversary in power, the President has declared an [amnesty] for all political prisoners.
02. The peace agreement calls for the guerrillas to turn in their weapons, in return for complete [amnesty].
03. Former President Gerald Ford oversaw the evacuation of Americans in Vietnam, and gave [amnesty] to draft resisters of the Vietnam war.
04. The library has declared a month-long [amnesty] for all overdue books.
05. Now that the civil war is over, the government is expected to announce an unconditional [amnesty] for members of the various rebel factions.
06. A hospital in Scotland has announced an [amnesty] on medical equipment out on loan following a loss of medical gear worth thousands of pounds.
07. Thousands of former rebels have returned to their homes as a result of the government's declaration of an [amnesty] for all soldiers.
08. The government has announced an [amnesty] for all illegal immigrants living in this country, stating that they will be allowed to stay if they register with immigration.
09. An official at NASA has called on the government to offer an [amnesty] to whoever returns a stolen four-billion-year-old moon rock worth about $5 million.
10. The President has declared an [amnesty] for all those who fought with the rebel army.
11. The President has granted an [amnesty] to all those prisoners who were not involved in crimes of violence.
12. The city has declared an [amnesty] for all those who have outstanding parking fines as long as they make a contribution worth $10 or more to a local food bank.
13. Fidel Castro was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for his part in an attack on a government installation, but was released under an [amnesty] within a year.
14. Under the terms of the [amnesty], rebel fighters must surrender their arms or they will not qualify.
15. Victor Hugo once noted that [amnesty] is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(granted to whole classes of persons), (by proclamation), ,


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