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
In 2015 and 2016, the city issued a moratorium on new short-term lodging permits.
The league's free-agency moratorium period ends at 11 a.m., meaning teams and players will be able to put pen to paper and cement any oral agreements made since the new league year began July 1.
The Magic could finalize the contract after the NBA lifts its moratorium period at noon Friday.
The pause in shutoffs comes a year after the city's water department issued a moratorium on water shutoffs when temperatures soared above 90 degrees last June.
Scott’s administration issued the moratorium and suspension orders within days of the evacuation.
Other communities, such as Lyndhurst and Mayfield Heights, have issued moratoriums on the businesses.
Soon after the monumental spill, then-President Obama issued a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling.
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.
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: a time when a particular activity is not allowed
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