Examples of borrowing in a Sentence
He's compiling a list of Japanese borrowings in English.
Students must have their own pencils. Borrowing is not allowed.
Economists predict that there will be increases in government borrowing.
Recent Examples of borrowing from the Web
Either misstep results in an investment environment of fast rising borrowing costs.
American households increased their borrowing in the fourth quarter, although rising asset valuations led to the gain in net worth.
The upgrade enabled Cincinnati to score lower interest rates, lowering its overall borrowing costs.
The Rental Housing Association argues on its website that rent controls discourage the construction of new units, reduce the quality of existing ones and raise borrowing costs.
The government is loosening its reins after companies have been on a decade-long borrowing spree, fueled in part by interest rates that have been close to zero.
Even if your borrowings are small and your positions aren’t immediately threatened by the plunging market, your mind may well become rattled by scary headlines and breathless commentary.
Goldman Sachs analysts have warned that if the U.S. federal government carries on increasing its deficit spending the cost of its borrowing may end up outstripping the growth rate of America’s gross domestic product.
The rising deficits threaten to create a vicious cycle: higher interest rates that increase government borrowing costs that cause the deficit to swell further, Zandi said.
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First Known Use of borrowing
BORROWING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of borrowing for English Language Learners
: something that is borrowed; especially : a word or phrase from one language that is used in another language
: the act of borrowing something; especially : the act of borrowing money
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