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  • noun Plural form of limitation.


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  • The teacher and the student will do well to consider carefully the analysis of the limitations of the short-story, —limitations that really create its possibilities, —contained in Chapter XII of Professor Bliss Perry’s “Study of Prose Fiction.

    Appendix 1907

  • Do not, I pray, waste your pity on those who until just a few short months ago were lamenting the term limitations mandated in our own US federal constitution which prevented George W. Bush from seeking a third term.

    Venezuela to face an uncertain and painful future in years to come 2009

  • Just a thought, they did not enact the term limitations on strong-mayor until the end of Dave Fischer's term, so presumably he could run again!

    The Worst Election Ever Peter Schorsch 2009

  • Mayor McCheese ran afoul of a term limitations law, I understand he and Big Mac we last seen in Scotland, however this is my personal understanding not official information and should not be taken as a statement by McDonalds.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Man Arrested for Calling 911 Over Botched McDonald’s Order: 2009

  • The most unbelieving of us will admit that "there is a destiny which shapes our ends, rough hew them as we may," and it is in the stupid resistance to having our ends shaped for us that we stop and groan at what we call the limitations of circumstances.

    The Freedom of Life Annie Payson Call 1896

  • It is encouraging sometimes to look at our possessions through other people's spectacles, and perhaps I may help some worker in a small field to see in what she calls her limitations, not a hedging in but an opening, by drawing the contrast from another point of view -- from that of one who is regretfully forced to give up almost all personal, individual work with the children and delegate to others that most delightful of tasks, because her library is so large and she has so much money to spend that her services are more needed in other directions.

    Library Work with Children 1917

  • “We found the study interesting but understood it had certain limitations,” Elliot said.

    Racial Pay Disparities Among Nurses « 2010

  • Interviews with outside medical experts suggest Mr. Kirk experienced a major stroke that could result in long-term limitations, though those may be treatable with rehabilitation.

    Stricken Senator Makes Progress Thomas M. Burton 2012

  • There would probably certain limitations, for example, like giving Andrea a sense of humor, especially an impromptu sense of humor.

    About: The Progressive Diminishment of Man 2010

  • Then it is like a lifeboat. within limitations, Id think you have to say, that the law of the jungle applies.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » So a Libertarian and a Liberal Walk into a Bar 2010


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