CURTAIL in a Sentence

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 v.  cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part
Classic Sentence:
1  Now, whenever I hear any one advocating measures that are meant to curtail the development of another, I pity the individual who would do this.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIII.
2  If anywhere there are efforts tending to curtail the fullest growth of the Negro, let these efforts be turned into stimulating, encouraging, and making him the most useful and intelligent citizen.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIV.
3  You have only knowledge enough of the language to translate at sight these inverted, transposed, curtailed Italian lines, into clear, comprehensible, elegant English.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
Example Sentence:
1  When Herb asked Diane for a date, she said she was really sorry she couldn't go out with him, her dad had ordered her to curtail her social life.
2  Their remedy is a cut in production to curtail the extent to which the members are exceeding their agreed quotas, something they have been doing in order to prevent shortages arising as a result of the war in Iraq.
3  Investors are ready to see it curtail its ambitions and start delivering sustainable profits.
4  The president has remained mute about plans to curtail the number of immigrants.
5  His comeback appearances with other clubs were swiftly curtailed by his drinking, which continued after his second wife left him and after his liver transplant.
6  Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen timber mills in the province.