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 moratorium is still in place, though non-member countries such as Japan and Russia flaunt it.
That’s too many for the city’s taste and the City Council on Wednesday placed a temporary moratorium on all car wash applications and plans to enact tougher rules later this month.
But, teams can't officially sign unrestricted free agents until July 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET, when the July moratorium ends.
In 2013, the European Union placed a moratorium on three kinds of neonicotinoids, forbidding their use in flowering crops that appeal to honey bees and other pollinating insects.
One possibility might be a moratorium on tests of nuclear devices and of missiles with enough range to hit America.
John Simpson, privacy and technology project director at Consumer Watchdog, tells USA Today there should be a moratorium on all self-driving cars until investigations are completed.
Products from nearly 60 stores were seized following the creation of the registry, before the Alcohol and Tobacco Agency announced a moratorium on the seizures.
In 2012, the North launched a long-range rocket after agreeing to a moratorium on missile testing.
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MORATORIUM Defined for English Language Learners
: a time when a particular activity is not allowed
Origin and Etymology of moratorium
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