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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of curtail.

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Examples

  • These successive mysteries unfold in curtailed lines of six rather than eight syllables, so that as we come to the end of each stanza, we have a rhythmic as well as semantic sense of something missing.

    Captivation and Liberty in Wordsworth's Poems on Music

  • However, Schmitt sees stilling the independent role of the judges as the key for conforming the legal process - judges as the "faithful implementers of the sovereign's will" must recognize the ultimate primacy of the Executive, and they must recognize that their autonomy is substantially curtailed from the Weimar period.

    Balkinization

  • Aldridge, when a provision is enacted upon a backdrop of longstanding historical practice, and no expression is made that the historical practice is going to be curtailed, that is powerful evidence that the provision was not, in fact, intended to curtail the practice.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Second Circuit rules in favor of firearms dealers on procedural due process:

  • I felt such impotence; not only was my freedom of expression curtailed and finally silenced, but at the national level we proclaim that Mexico has a real lack of freedom of expression, and as a result of allowing people to express themselves, I am now out of a job.

    THE DAUGHTERS OF JUÁREZ

  • Legal immigrants even have their rights curtailed, which is something that Bill Tucker said was not the case.

    CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2006

  • Magistrate Jacqueline Pratt said she was acting within the law in clearing the court, adding that "this procedure is called a curtailed preparatory examination and becomes a direct indictment of the accused person."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The pictorial wrapper of _A Man of the Islands_ (HUTCHINSON) is embellished with a drawing of a coffee-coloured lady in a costume that it would be an under-statement to call curtailed, also (inset, as the picture-papers say) the portrait of a respectable-looking gentleman in

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 22, 1920

  • After M'ba's accession to power, the press was suppressed, political demonstrations banned, freedom of expression curtailed, other political Gabon is a country in west central Africa sharing borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west,

    WN.com - Articles related to West Africa volunteers scheme launched

  • After M'ba's accession to power, the press was suppressed, political demonstrations banned, freedom of expression curtailed, other political

    WN.com - Articles related to West Africa volunteers scheme launched

  • As much as I hate to see freedom of expression curtailed, both rulings made sense.

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