Example sentences for: discretionary

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

  • On this day of all days of discretionary news, the papers revert to type.

  • However, discretionary spending historically has grown faster than the rate of inflation.

  • L. 103-413) authorized the Departments to jointly promulgate regulations limited solely to self-determination contracts or the approval, award or declination of such contract regarding the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Contract Disputes Act, declination and waiver procedures, appeal procedures, reassumption procedures, discretionary grant procedures, property donation procedures, internal agency procedures relating to implementation of the Act, retrocession and tribal organization relinquishment procedures, contract proposal contents, conflicts of interest, construction, programmatic reports and data requirements, procurement standards, property management standards and financial management standards.

  • Note: These projections assume that discretionary spending grows at the rate of inflation after 2000.

  • Just one small detail that might have given Dole and his illustrious advisers a moment's pause: The appropriations measures, while restrained by recent standards, nonetheless weigh in at probably $16 billion over the target the GOP Congress set for domestic discretionary spending only a year ago.


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