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:

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

  • 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.

  • Both of these phenomena are legacies of Depression-era laws passed when Wall Street was purely an insider's game and individual investors really were at a radical disadvantage in terms of separating truth from lies.

  • The Post notes however, that unlike last week's Citicorp/Travelers move, which challenges Depression-era laws barring different types of financial services from being offered by a single company, this bank merger is within the boundaries of current law, because in 1994, Congress allowed coast-to-coast banking.

  • 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.


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