PROHIBIT in a Sentence

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For PROHIBIT, below is one of 32 sentences:
The U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled that public schools must prohibit the distribution of candy canes or Christmas cards.

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 Meanings and Examples of PROHIBIT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  ban; taboo; forbid
Classic Sentence:
1  But I wouldn't prohibit him from running.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
2  He hopes to see all the evangelical denominations joined in one strong body, opposing Catholicism and Christian Science, and properly guiding all movements that make for morality and prohibition.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
3  It is the prohibition of happiness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
4  It is not the least to the purpose what the reasons of this prohibition are; they may be the strongest and gravest reasons, or they may be mere whim.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVIII
5  I refuse to make a mountain of it, and I refuse anybody's moral condemnation or prohibition.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
6  He moved very gradually, as if there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In I
7  I say this because on other occasions this same senate had forbidden these nations to defend themselves; and a less prudent assembly might have thought it lowered their credit to withdraw that prohibition.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXVIII.
8  The champions were therefore prohibited to thrust with the sword, and were confined to striking.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
9  A knight, it was announced, might use a mace or battle-axe at pleasure, but the dagger was a prohibited weapon.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
10  He came; and he would have been delighted to shew his uniform there too, had not cruel custom prohibited its appearance except on duty.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
11  She did not know whether it was a good thing or a bad thing, useful or dangerous, eternal or temporary, allowable or prohibited; she loved.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
12  We need not add that the goldsmith, O'Reilly, and his assistant, were prohibited from going out under any pretext.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 21 THE COUNTESS DE WINTER
13  Balls will be absolutely prohibited, unless you stand up with one of your sisters.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 48
14  Warm clothing, when it was obtainable at all, had risen to such prohibitive prices that Atlanta ladies were lining their old dresses with rags and reinforcing them with newspapers to keep out the wind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
15  At recreation hours it suffices to have a ball roll aside, to send them all hither, in spite of prohibitions, to hunt and rummage for it all about here.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled that public schools must prohibit the distribution of candy canes or Christmas cards.
2  The best way to avoid a possible break down in privacy is to prohibit any employee from connecting with Internet.
3  The temperance movement attempted to greatly reduce the amount of alcohol consumed or even prohibit its production entirely.
4  The prohibition order meant that the book could not be sold in this country.
5  They voted in favour of the prohibition of smoking in public areas.
6  Motor vehicles are prohibited from driving in the town centre.
7  Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the factory.
8  Marriage between close kin is prohibited.
9  Smoking is strictly prohibited in the process of handling explosive materials.
10  The cost of private treatment can be prohibitive.
11  The cost of land in Tokyo is prohibitive.
12  The intent, however, was to make the taxes and terms prohibitive to all non-medical use.
13  A Russian bank has apparently agreed to handle the cash in return for written confirmation that it will face no penalty for breaching US rules prohibiting dealings with North Korea.
14  Keurig is unfairly prohibiting other companies from making single-serve pods for their ubiquitous coffee machines and driving up prices for consumers.
15  President Putin said Britain knew Russia's constitution prohibits such an extradition.