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.

  • 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.

  • This deterrent has raised awareness and conscientiousness within all levels of the financial reporting and auditing process as to the significance of their job in preparing financial statements.

  • It may prove to be a more effective deterrent to unreasonable searches, but unless reasonableness is tautologically defined to include only searches that turn up evidence of guilt, the more effective the deterrent, the less truth it is likely to uncover.

  • Also, the papers don't mention it, but this story should give pause to anyone who thinks the death penalty is a deterrent.


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