Sentence Examples with the word patch up

In Germany, during the 15th century, a brilliant attempt was made to patch up the flaws in Ptolemaic doctrine.

The business of a sound theology was to discover and apply those laws, not to patch up fleeting compromises with the intellectual fashions of an age.

Fortunately the pope interfered for a moment to lighten the friction; being threatened with a new invasion by the emperor Frederick, he suspended the sentences and sent legates to patch up a peace.

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Most of the division indeed had to be used to patch up the weaker parts of the line, but Cathcart himself with about 400 men worked his way along the lower and steeper part of the eastern slope so as to take the assailants of the battery in flank.