Example sentences for: deterrent

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

  • "If the theory is correct that a credible nuclear deterrent makes war unnecessary, if not impossible, then another war between India and Pakistan will automatically be unnecessary if both acquire nuclear weapon capability."

  • In choosing the maximum level of preparedness, it said in an editorial, "the government has dulled the edge of Israel's deterrent capability, has made the possibility of nuclear warfare more tangible, has frightened away tourists, has generated huge expenditures, and has increased doubts as to whether Israel can provide the Jewish people with real security."

  • 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.

  • Urban biases inevitably play a deterrent role, discouraging poor patients from seeking help.

  • Meanwhile, Russia is debating whether to cut its conventional forces and authorize first use of its nukes as a substitute deterrent (as the United States will still do).


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