“I pursued a career in national security with the motivation of improving the national security policy of my country,” he said.
Even so, conditions are improving enough to sharply drive down the deficits projected for the next two years.
Protecting and improving is one thing, but replacing significant others in the bedroom does seem like a bit of a jump.
The first step: improving the health-care system across rural Haiti.
“In vain we fight for improving the court system,” Gannushkina said with emotion.
It is a chapel of ease in the improving parish of St. Clement.
Marriage is the best means we've found for perpetuating and improving the race.
Money is a good thing, and you ought to want to earn it, as a means of improving the condition of yourselves and families.
I believe in improving this breed of men, not trying to destroy them.
Darling had been ill for three months and was not improving.
late 15c., "to use to one's profit, to increase (income)," from Anglo-French emprouwer "to turn to profit" (late 13c.), from Old French en-, causative prefix, + prou "profit," from Latin prode "advantageous" (see proud). Spelling with -v- was rare before 17c. Meaning "to raise to a better quality or condition" first recorded 1610s. Phrase improve the occasion retains the etymological sense. Meaning "to turn land to profit" (by clearing it, erecting buildings, etc.) was in Anglo-French (13c.) and was retained in the American colonies.