- v. present participle of circumscribe.
“The Heller Court has done a masterful job of circumscribing the scope of the RKBA, as well.”
“Congress has the impeachment power, so could accomplish the same thing if, e.g. a judge started to investigate something Congress firmly intended to be left alone; and indicated so by passing an amnesty and/or otherwise circumscribing jurisdiction.”
“In practice, and in law, “freedom” is the granting of certain rights to certain classes of people, and the less restrictive the conditions circumscribing those rights are, the “freer” those people are judged to be.”
“My veins and arteries were like barbed wire encircling my body, circumscribing my limits.”
“Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy & Technology, which promotes civil liberties and privacy, believes the bill lets too much information flow to the government, gives companies too large an immunity shield, and does a poor job of circumscribing the uses to which the information can be put.”
“The nursing mom should be an established figure in public life and in the culture, and if that means circumscribing the ability of multinational corporations to swamp the culture in pro-formula messages (there being, after all, no multinational corporation selling breastfeeding, buying ads on the Life Network and putting up billboards to promote the cause), then so be it.”
“He played deliberate figures on piano, circumscribing a melodic idea.”
“When confronted by an obvious national issue of race, they should not consider his election mandate as limiting or circumscribing, per se, Obama's ability to constructively engage the Senator Reid controversy as indeed "a teachable moment" about race relations in America in the 21st Century.”
“Russia's support for the October 2009 "Baradei" proposal regarding international arrangements to refuel the Tehran Research Reactor was similarly self-serving: the proposal would have given Russia an enhanced role in providing "value-added" nuclear products while simultaneously circumscribing the development of Iran's indigenous fuel-cycle capabilities.”
“For these reasons, Hastings might have short-circuited not just McChystal's military career, but risked circumscribing his own career as well.”
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