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 Meanings and Examples of INFLATION
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inflation
 n.  general increase in the prices of goods and services in a country
Classic Sentence:
1  Those who have seen the bas-reliefs of Rheims will recall the inflation of the lower lip of the wise virgins as they survey the foolish virgins.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE BEGINNING OF REPOSE
2  The husband replied by that imperceptible movement of the forefinger, which, backed up by an inflation of the lips, signifies in such cases: A regular beggar.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
3  Old Colonel Raleigh had come to Lincoln from Kentucky and invested an inherited fortune in real estate, at the time of inflated prices.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
4  As the younger ones slipped up to him in his retreat, he kept taking things out of his pockets; penny dolls, a wooden clown, a balloon pig that was inflated by a whistle.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
5  She was a subscriber for all the "Health" periodicals and phrenological frauds; and the solemn ignorance they were inflated with was breath to her nostrils.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
6  A man with a pervading appearance on him of being inflated like a balloon, and ready to start.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
7  If I had anything by means of which I could inflate the lungs," said d'Avrigny, looking around him, "perhaps I might prevent suffocation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
8  "Arthur Charpentier, sub-lieutenant in Her Majesty's navy," cried Gregson, pompously, rubbing his fat hands and inflating his chest.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
Example Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
16  In economic terms the need to reduce inflation is unanswerable.
17  They had seriously miscalculated the effect of inflation.
18  The magic cure for inflation does not exist.
19  With an upward trend in inflation, you expect prices to rise.
20  Figures published today show another fall in the rate of inflation.
21  The Federal Reserve Bank raised interest rates to keep inflation under control.
22  The Government has been assiduous in the fight against inflation.
23  The government will squeeze the economy into a severe recession to force inflation down.
24  The government is determined to tackle inflation.
25  The Treasury has decided to raise interest rates as a pre-emptive measure against inflation.
26  The loss of jobs is regarded by some as a necessary evil in the fight against inflation.
27  Another participant pointed out that the Northern Ireland budget over the last five years had only increased in line with inflation.
28  For some time there have been murmurings of discontent over the government policy on inflation.
29  This chapter deals with the problem of inflation.
30  The rate of inflation has now reached double figures.