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
Most volunteers with the Idaho and Montana region of the Red Cross are under a moratorium for national travel in order to prioritize their help on the Lolo Peak Fire in Montana, Ochsner explained.
In 2015, a group called Flyers Rights petitioned the FAA to place a moratorium on shrinking seat sizes and to create seat size standards.
In sending back all the city's rape kits since April, Sammarco put a moratorium on all future DNA evidence processing, meaning those too will have to be processed by the state, said police department spokesman Sgt. Eric Franz.
Separately, President Joko Widodo asked ministers and governors to enforce a moratorium on new permits to clear forest and peatlands for another two years, the cabinet secretariat said in a statement Tuesday.
That becomes official on Thursday when the league’s moratorium on announcing player movement is lifted and power forward Amir Johnson and shooting guard J.J. Redick are welcomed from free agency to their new home.
In February 2015, Gov. Wolf issued a moratorium on executions pending the report and recommendations of a six-year-old legislative task force studying if the death penalty can be fairly and efficiently used in Pennsylvania.
The Heat spokesman didn’t confirm Hayward was meeting with team officials since there is a league moratorium until July 6, but did confirm the validity of the poster.
Together, the findings help justify the current EU moratorium, believes Matthew Shardlow of the conservation organization Buglife in Peterborough, U.K. Ecologist Jeremy Kerr of the University of Ottawa, who commented on the findings, agrees.
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Origin and Etymology of moratorium
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
Synonymscold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy, holding pattern, latency, abeyance, quiescence, suspended animation, suspense, suspension
Related Wordsinaction, inertia, inertness, motionlessness; impasse, standstill; coma, hibernation, hypnosis, repose, rest, sleep, slumber, torpor; recess, recession, remission; downtime, idleness, layoff
Near Antonymsrecommencement, renewal, resumption, resuscitation
MORATORIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of moratorium for English Language Learners
: a time when a particular activity is not allowed
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