Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of curtail.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Still, if there are any Republicans out there who are both interested in curtailing domestic discretionary spending and in bipartisan cooperation, it might be smart to try to take this up and make the White House try to live up to its own promises of bipartisanship as well as its budget commitments.

    Matthew Yglesias » Orszag: “No One Should Be Surprised” By Administration Ag Subsidy Proposals

  • Russia has joined China and Guatemala in curtailing adoptions by Americans.

    Russia curtails American adoptions

  • Many Egyptians held their noses as the SCAF refused to cancel the hated Emergency Law, which authorizes indefinite detention without charge and trials without appeals, in the name of curtailing lawlessness and violence.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • February 26th, 2009 at 7: 01 pm so, when you say “Still, if there are any Republicans out there who are both interested in curtailing domestic discretionary spending and in bipartisan cooperation, it might be smart to try to take this up and make the White House try to live up to its own promises of bipartisanship as well as its budget commitments.” will that involve some bullshitting on television, or woudl it involve bringing some actual votes to the table?

    Matthew Yglesias » Orszag: “No One Should Be Surprised” By Administration Ag Subsidy Proposals

  • Never mind that Walker has not said a word about curtailing the rights of private sector workers.

    Tyranny in Wisconsin, part 3

  • Although Republican lawmakers have targeted the federal workforce this year in separate proposals, the "Pledge" nationalizes the idea of curtailing the federal workforce and makes it likely that some Republican congressional candidates will talk up the idea as Election Day nears.

    GOP's 'Pledge to America' includes plan to cut federal workforce

  • He laughs at the idea of curtailing the limit of his strolls or keeping within the town when night has fallen; so the young men have organized a guard for him, and every evening one of them follows him until he goes to the office to work for the night.

    The Gentleman from Indiana

  • New Komeito, another possible partner that emphasizes populist policies, might block steps considered painful for lower-income earners, such as curtailing subsidies paid to families and farmers.

    Japan's Ruling Party Faces Battle

  • Indeed, it is in our national interest that issues such as curtailing corporate abuses, passing universal healthcare, and providing more protection to American consumers from credit card sharks or other financial predators be achieved in the next few years.

    Azam Nizamuddin: Obama Rightfully Takes on Fox News

  • It's imposing some restrictions on how they pay top executives in the future, such as curtailing new "golden parachutes" and barring a tax deduction for any one person's pay above $500,000.

    Jonathan Tasini: How Your Tax Dollars Are Paying Bank Execs Billions

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