RESTRICTIVE in a Sentence

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It will be understood that the word inn-keeper is here employed in a restricted sense, and does not extend to an entire class.

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 Meanings and Examples of RESTRICTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  tending or serving to restrict; limiting; confining
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  She then peeped round to where I sat; so stern a neighbour was too restrictive to him, in his present fractious mood, she dared whisper no observations, nor ask of him any information.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
2  Their form was restricted, but their liberty was great.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE YEAR 1817
3  It will be understood that the word inn-keeper is here employed in a restricted sense, and does not extend to an entire class.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
4  The use of it had to be restricted.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
5  And Combeferre restricted himself to replying with a grave smile.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
6  Nevertheless the opinion of Tacitus, duly restricted and not understood as applying to a case like that of Appius, merits approval.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIX.
7  The alternative thus offered the nation was not between full and restricted Negro suffrage; else every sensible man, black and white, would easily have chosen the latter.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
8  In the most cultured sections and cities of the South the Negroes are a segregated servile caste, with restricted rights and privileges.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
9  Lily had abundant energy of her own, but it was restricted by the necessity of adapting herself to her aunt's habits.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
10  In those days, the captain's authority was restricted to the navigation and general management of the vessel; while over the whale-hunting department and all its concerns, the Specksnyder or Chief Harpooneer reigned supreme.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
11  For the last year and a half I have not had a hand in anything dishonourable, amid all that time I have been struggling in most restricted circumstances.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
12  In the new public law courts he disliked the restrictions laid on the lawyers conducting cases.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 5
13  She paused before him with a smile which seemed at once designed to admit him to her familiarity, and to remind him of the restrictions it imposed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
14  Neither the dissipations of the past--and she had lived very much in the world--nor the restrictions of the present, neither sickness nor sorrow seemed to have closed her heart or ruined her spirits.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
15  I don't wish to be hampered by any restrictions in the compilation of my notes.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: XI
Example Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
16  There are no restrictions on the amount of money you can withdraw.
17  Petty restrictions easily raised/aroused the ire of such a creative artist.
18  It is also expected to consider a resolution which would allow food to go through immediately with fewer restrictions.
19  The law imposed new financial restrictions on private companies.
20  The government has agreed to lift restrictions on press freedom.
21  Tighter trade restrictions might cramp economic growth.
22  Germany, however, insists on restrictions on the import of Polish coal.
23  He warned that lifting copyright restrictions could beggar the industry.
24  Farmers mobilized considerable support against government plans to remove import restrictions.
25  There are speed restrictions on this road.
26  Stringent security restrictions, including an almost total ban on hand luggage, remain in place at British airports after an alleged plot to blow up passenger aircraft.
27  The government's decision to impose restrictions on ferry sailings is intended to stop vessels from operating when the weather is at its most volatile.
28  Such loathsome racial restrictions were never part of the fundamental definition of marriage.
29  You have to accept the doctor's dietary restrictions.
30  Similar restrictions will apply to people coming through Christmas Island and other popular landing places off the north-west coast.