Example sentences for: discretionary

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

  • Moreover, CBO's inflated baseline assumes that discretionary spending-which is controlled through annual appropriations-will grow after 2002 at the rate of inflation.

  • In blunt summary (I'm running out of time), perhaps asking us (the unwashed masses) to shell out 20 bucks a year for the privilege of staring longer at this stinkin' monitor for an hour or two more a week, when we'd rather bail outta this rotten sweatshop before the sun goes down, won't be as appealing an expenditure for our meager discretionary income as say, three pitchers of beer or a couple of baseball game tickets.

  • As discretionary programs are trimmed back to pay for mounting entitlement costs, the possibility of Clinton or any other president deploying new programs to address national problems will become more and more remote.

  • She also has the discretionary powers to appoint an independent counsel if she feels there would be a "personal, financial, or political conflict of interest" if normal Justice Department procedures were followed.

  • There was provision for discretionary clinical judgement to leave the catheter longer than seven days.


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