Examples of moratorium in a Sentence
- In 2000, Illinois declared a moratorium on executions after 13 death-row inmates were exonerated. —Evan Thomas et al., Newsweek, 19 Nov. 2007
- But one country's moratorium is another country's protectionism, and the U.S. is suspicious of Europe's actions. —Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 13 Sept. 1999
- The striped bass are recovering strongly after a moratorium on catching them. —John P. Wiley, Jr., Smithsonian, November 1993
- Her office was crammed with ungraded school papers, some of them dating back five years. She was far behind in her work—so far behind that she had declared a moratorium on school work until she could catch up on her grading. —Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Sirens of Titan, 1959
The treaty calls for a nuclear testing moratorium.
the director of the blood bank called for a moratorium in donations until the surplus could be used up
Recent Examples of moratorium from the Web
The contract can be signed at noon EDT on Friday when the NBA’s annual early-July moratorium on free-agent signings is scheduled to end.
An informal global moratorium on the testing of anti-satellite weapons had held since 1985; the intervening decades had been a period of post–Cold War peace—and unquestioned American supremacy—high overhead.
The process of opening took a year of legal wrangling, Rodriguez says, because of the liquor license moratorium in place in the neighborhood.
North Korea already is adhering to a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests.
The moratorium was extended in March 2017 and September 2017, both times by another six months.
The deals and moves couldn’t become finalized until the conclusion of the NBA moratorium at noon.
Any deal can’t be signed until July 6, the conclusion of the free agent moratorium.
After the three years the school system would evaluate the impact of the moratorium, Kleban said.
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: a time when a particular activity is not allowed
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