Example sentences for: spur

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

  • (Look for the Kennedy/Bono deaths to spur much talk of mandatory ski helmet laws, and look for the same sort of libertarian resistance that has marked motorcycle helmet laws.)

  • Another spur to kiddie-cash collectors is that the FEC has never shown much interest in pursuing the issue (though two adult daughters of one big giver, Harold C. Simmons, recently sued their father for dipping into their trust funds to make contributions in their names).

  • While such anecdotes commonly spur alternative-medicine fads, Eby took the admirable step of instigating a 1984 clinical trial of zinc lozenges that found the treatment cut the duration of colds in half.

  • But it said that "if Saddam Hussein's recent announcement that he is suspending US inspections entirely--coupled with new evidence that he lied about not arming warheads with the chemical weapon VX--is not enough to spur US action, it is hard to imagine that closer consultations with Israel will do so either."

  • "The documents in his file," explains the writer, "may spur a debate relating to how an officer can have a file containing numerous complaints of misconduct against minorities and still be promoted through the ranks."

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