Examples of reciprocity in a Sentence
- Grownups know that little things matter … and that relationships are based on respect and reciprocity. —Margaret Carlson, Time, 4 June 2001
- Introduced in the McKinley Tariff of 1890, reciprocity gave the president authority to remove items from the free list if their countries of origin placed unreasonable tariffs on American goods. —Mary Beth Norton et al., A People and a Nation, 1988
- Indeed when they talked on an indifferent subject, as now, there was ever a second silent conversation passing between their emotions, so perfect was the reciprocity between them. —Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure, 1895
The proposal calls for reciprocity in trade relations.
Recent Examples of reciprocity from the Web
But in the more important sense of comity, that of actual respect and reciprocity, things do seem to be going badly.
Although the rationale for the investment restrictions is a lack of reciprocity, the administration official said that the U.S. wouldn’t respond to China on a tit-for-tat basis.
Cooperation, norms of reciprocity, some like equality, communicating-wise and influence-wise.
The air strikes carried out in Syria Friday night by the U.S., the U.K., and France were supposed to serve as a stern warning to Bashar al-Assad that any further use of chemical weapons by his government would be met with severe reciprocity.
Image Until Thursday afternoon, there had been a reassuring sense of restrained, tit-for-tat reciprocity in the trade skirmish between the United States and China.
Global automotive executives spent substantial time in 2017 urging the Trump administration to seek reciprocity on trade policies affecting the world’s biggest automobile market.
But what happens when both sides don’t see reciprocity the same way?
One avenue the Treasury isn’t pursuing, the official said, is remaking U.S. tariffs so that they would be based on the concept of reciprocity.
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RECIPROCITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reciprocity for English Language Learners
: a situation or relationship in which two people or groups agree to do something similar for each other, to allow each other to have the same rights, etc. : a reciprocal arrangement or relationship
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