Example sentences for: depression-era

How can you use “depression-era” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The popular portrayal of bloated plutocrats has changed enormously in the last 150 years, devolving from the 19 th century's ferocious robber barons, to that guy on the Monopoly box who was always chasing his secretary around his desk in New Yorker cartoons, to the addled and ineffectual potbellies of Depression-era screwball comedy.

  • Democrats and Republicans resolved to repeal the Depression-era Glass-Steagall law, which restricted the cross-ownership of banks, brokerages, and insurers.

  • The Post and NYT cite the overhaul of Depression-era laws limiting the interaction of banks, securities firms and insurance companies as the 106th's most significant feat.

  • "The government must release Fred Astaire's censored Depression-era skinflicks."

  • In Depression-era Russell, Kan., it was Bob Dole's mother, Bina, who acquainted her children with the salubrious effects of the strap on Saturday afternoons.

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