Example sentences for: deterrent

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

  • The LAT lead about Clinton's U.N. appearance covers the same basic material, but also has some good background on the test-ban treaty, stating that the chief domestic-policy obstacle to a ban since Eisenhower first sought one is the fear that the United States cannot maintain its nuclear deterrent without testing.

  • It added, "The possibility that it might become public is a great deterrent to bribery, which is why the media, often criticised for its 'let's catch them doing something wrong' mentality, is so essential."

  • The clip cleverly gives the impression that Morales is actually saying what's written on screen and sourced to a local paper: that he opposes longer sentences as a deterrent against crime.

  • One especially noteworthy innovation was the creation of the Joint House-Senate Atomic Energy Committee, which is credited by many with the development of our nuclear deterrent capability and was also criticized for wielding too much power relative to the executive branch.

  • I am somewhat surprised that you did not invoke that over-worn liberal word "deterrent" somewhere in your article.


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