identity card


Definition of identity card

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Examples of identity card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About a week after the disappearance, family members found her identity card and other personal documents along the side of a road between the bus stop and her destination. Lydia Belanger, Fortune, "These 10 journalists are missing, and COVID is impeding investigations," 1 Sep. 2020 About a week after the disappearance, family members found her identity card and other personal documents along the side of a road between the bus stop and her destination. Wired Staff, Wired, "One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack," 1 Sep. 2020 The clinic requires no insurance or even an identity card. Mohamed Hassan Awad, The Conversation, "3 innovations helping the homeless in Eugene, Oregon," 17 Apr. 2020 One day, their play led her to a box in her father’s study that contained an identity card. New York Times, "A Box of Secrets Led to the Story of Her Father’s Painful Wartime Past," 28 Mar. 2020 In the past, attempts by governments to introduce national identity cards have failed largely because the idea of the police demanding to see such documents is regarded as alien to the country’s storied historical traditions. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "To Enforce Coronavirus Rules, U.K. Police Use Drones, Shaming and Easter Egg Bans," 1 Apr. 2020 Opponents see a slippery slope leading from mandatory registration, to national identity cards, to laws requiring such cards to be carried at all times, to police checkpoints on street corners. Andrew Whitby, Wired, "A Brief History of the Census—and How Covid-19 Could Change It," 1 Apr. 2020 Authorities set aside five hotels to quarantine visitors including foreigners who lack Chinese identity cards. Ng Han Guan And Joe Mcdonald, The Christian Science Monitor, "Wuhan revives: From outbreak epicenter to forefront of hope," 30 Mar. 2020 The president stressed the two country’s had no extradition treaty, and added that Ghosn entered Lebanon legally through its international airport using his French passport and a Lebanese identity card. Washington Post, "Japanese minister in Lebanon, seeks return of fugitive Ghosn," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of identity card

1900, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2020

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“Identity card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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