Examples of stricture in a Sentence
the church's strictures on the morals and mores of contemporary society
the new zoning strictures effectively make further development along the riverfront commercially unviable
Recent Examples of stricture from the Web
With the strictures of what, say, Comcast has on them, right?
If oil prices rise further, Mr Hamm’s strictures on discipline may again be ignored.
And pre-launch certification for satellite-launching companies could involve new strictures.
Also, people with Crohn’s may eventually experience scarring and narrowing of their intestinal walls (known as intestinal strictures).
An art critic during the early days of his career, Judd wrestled with how to break free from the strictures of existing art forms while embracing the next evolution.
As Marcius Extavour, who is in charge of the prize, explains, this stricture was intended to bar ideas like growing new forests—which are not exactly a novelty.
Dozens of hotels and resorts on Turkey's shores, featuring separate pools and beaches for men and women to meet religious strictures on modesty, are attracting families from Turkey, the Middle East, and Muslim communities in the West.
Meghan has already put that legacy to work in intriguing ways, proving adept at working within, and beyond, traditional venues and strictures.
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Did You Know?
Stricture has meant many things through the centuries, and its "restriction" meaning—probably the most common one today—is actually the most recent. High-school teachers often put strictures on texting during class. Cities concerned about their murder rate have slapped strictures on the possession of handguns. And the United Nations may vote to put strictures on arms sales to a country that keeps violating international treaties. With the meaning "strong criticism", stricture is slightly old-fashioned today, but it's still used by intellectuals. So, for example, an article may amount to a harsh stricture on the whole medical profession, or an art review may just express the critic's strictures on sentimental paintings of cute little houses with glowing windows.
STRICTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stricture for English Language Learners
: a law or rule that limits or controls something
: a strong criticism
medical Definition of stricture
- esophageal stricture
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