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  • adj. Not sustainable

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not capable of being sustained, maintained, or supported.

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Examples

  • In the following article the term unsustainable growth will refer to movements in the price chart that march on the channel line and do not retrace to the trend line.

    FXstreet.com

  • Since this pattern can be seen on bottom reversals as well, it would be logical to associate the term unsustainable growth with oversold or overbought theories.

    FXstreet.com

  • Lesson two: The term unsustainable tells you the end of the story.

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  • Hassett says the U.S. government takes in about $185 billion a month from taxes and other sources, but pays out about $300 billion a month, which he calls unsustainable.

    National Debts Can Threaten Economic Growth

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's national carrier ceased operations, grounded all its flights and stranded more than 7,000 passengers Friday, blaming what it called an "unsustainable" financial situation.

    FOXNews.com

  • He's now trying to fire almost half of Costa Mesa's municipal employees to rein in what he calls unsustainable pension costs in the city of 116,000, about 40 miles 64 kilometers south of Los Angeles.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's national carrier ceased operations, grounded all its flights and stranded more than 7,000 passengers Friday, blaming what it called an "unsustainable"...

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  • BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungary's national carrier ceased operations, grounded all its flights and stranded more than 7,000 passengers Friday, blaming what it called an "unsustainable"...

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  • Later, in his 20-minute speech to about 220 people at the dinner, he blasted President Barack Obama for what he called unsustainable federal spending, said he has failed to deliver on promises and accused him of "driving us into a ditch."

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  • Republican lawmakers, in particular, are urgently seeking ways to rein in the growth of the program, which they describe as unsustainable.

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