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
With his hop, Lukaku made something more perfect than a goal of his own, producing a flow of connection and reciprocity, a glimpse of that which, every once in a while, makes the game true beauty.
In 1997, researcher Bernard Murstein found that marriages oriented around reciprocity were less successful.
Concealed-carry reciprocity would seriously undermine this authority.
After all, part of the point of Gambino's song is that reciprocity is too uncommon in the U.S.
While this context may feel far-removed from the quid pro quo involved in exchanging favors with colleagues, friends and family, past research on reciprocity suggests the same principles likely apply.
But other principles have underpinned societies throughout history, too, including reciprocity, honour and loyalty.
Leos must remember that relationships are about reciprocity and that their lovers also deserve to glow.
There is no reciprocity, and don't tell me about soccer events imported to U.S. soil such as this summer's International Champions Cup at Hard Rock Stadium.
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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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