Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of sanction.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sanction.

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Examples

  • Significantly, they avoided the term sanctions in describing the administration approach to talks with Iran, preferring the term "pressure track."

    FOXNews.com

  • The European sponsors of the resolution had tried to avoid a veto by watering down the language on sanctions three times, to the point where the word "sanctions" was taken out.

    Russia and China veto UN resolution against Syrian regime

  • The only progress that Obama could cite on the Iran issue was when the Chinese leader Hu Jintao actually used the word sanctions.

    The Obama Diaries

  • The U.N. sanction violations are a red-herring on two counts, 1st, many countries, including the U.S. and Israel are in violation of several U.N. sanctions yet no one seems to be calling for armed invasions of either us or Israel. 2nd, it defies logic to use the sanctions as an excuse when the very body that creates and issues the sanctions is and was opposed to the war.

    Think Progress » Sen. Levin: Administration Planning Reduction of Troops in Fall to Help Win Elections

  • There were some people who were going through what they called sanctions fatigue and there was actually some receptive capitals listening to Saddam Hussein's pleas for release of sanctions.

    Press Briefing By Joe Lockhart

  • At the U.N. on Tuesday, the European sponsors of the resolution tried to avoid a veto by watering down the language on sanctions three times, to the point where the word "sanctions" was taken out entirely.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • The European sponsors of the resolution tried to avoid a veto by watering down the language on sanctions three times, to the point where the word "sanctions" was taken out, but they failed.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Later drafts removed the word sanctions, though this was not enough to satisfy Russia and China.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The latest draft drops the word "sanctions" and "urges all sides to reject violence and extremism".

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Mr Mugabe says the restrictions, which he calls sanctions, have caused the collapse of

    The Bearded Man

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