correcting (part of speech: verb)
- He goes on in burlesque strain to speak of the joys of tobacco when he lies in idleness by the streams in breathless summer, comforted by a bath just taken, or when in the middle of the night he is worn out by revising endless exercises, underlining the mistakes in red and allotting marks, or weighed down by the wise men of old- Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, the ideas of Plato, wiles of Pindar, fearfully corrupt strophe of chorus, wondrous guesses of Teutons and fancies of philologists, when men swoon in the inexplicable wanderings of the endless examination of Homer, when the brain reels among such toil- then he hails the pipe, help of mortals, and hastens to kindle sacrifices at its altars and rejoices as he tastes its smoke. - "The Social History of Smoking", G. L. Apperson.
- Then comes the task of revising plans and specifications and eliminating non- essentials to bring costs within the set figure. - "If You're Going to Live in the Country", Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley.
- During the following months I occupied myself partly in revising my notes, and arranging these pages; and partly in making myself acquainted, as much as possible, with the literature of the country. - "Domestic Manners of the Americans", Fanny Trollope.