Example sentences for: deters

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

  • That's an outcome that seems both fair and economically efficient: The punishment falls on the sinners and thereby deters the sin.

  • It deters young people and new immigrants from moving to New York City; it encourages landlords to neglect their buildings; it makes them hate their tenants.

  • Toward the end of his life, he wrote: If egotism for a moment is pardonable, no false shame deters me from avowing that, though I have lived away from America upwards of forty-six years, I feel, to this hour, in writing English, that I am writing a foreign language, and that, if not incessantly on my guard, I am in peril of stumbling.


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