change for the better


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change for the better

1. noun A change (as in, e.g., circumstance, disposition, a situation, etc.) that ultimately leads to or results in a more positive situation or outcome. He has started drinking a lot less, which is definitely a change for the better. Moving overseas was a huge undertaking, but I feel like it was a change for the better in the end.
2. verb To change in a way that ultimately leads to or results in a more positive situation or outcome. Ever since her divorce, Mary has really changed for the better. The new prime minister is changing the country's foreign policy for the better.
See also: better, change
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He confirmed the doctors' interpretation of the law in general terms only; expressed his intention of waiting at the cottage in the hope that a change for the better might yet enable Mrs.
Still, when you say there is no change for the better, I must, as a bare matter of fact, deny that.
But if there is not some change for the better in that time, send for advice from London, which this mule of a doctor must accept in spite of himself.
The evening advanced, and brought with it no change for the better.
The little house ceased to be a glorified bower, but it became a home, and the young couple soon felt that it was a change for the better.
And all those who refuse to change for the better, think hard now because I will make sure that you will have no future in the police service,' he added.
Al Hajjaj said the entire country wants a change for the better.
We need courage to bring about a change for the better today just as much as it was needed decades ago.
For independents, 35 percent think a Republican takeover would lead to change for the better, 17 percent say change for the worse, while a 44-percent plurality says no change.
Social networking--all the rage these past years showed a lackluster ranking with only 35 percent saying this new form of communications is a change for the better
Change for the Better ensures that every penny donated will really make a difference.
The driver from Frazier Park saw his fortunes change for the better when he found himself starting on the front row after posting the ninth-fastest qualifying time for the race.
The Minister for Social Exclusion and Deputy Women's Minister said she hoped the Change for the Better scheme would be rolled out across the country.
To me, as editor of a magazine devoted entirely to the plastics processor, that's a big change for the better.
One recent poll revealed that a meager 7 percent think extra taxes will result in a change for the better in the NHS.