Usage examples for Curtailing

  1. By their treason they forced upon the free institutions of the North the necessity of curtailing personal liberty and other rights; to make use of despotism for the sake of self- defence. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  2. And besides, said Yemuka, in the secret representations which he made to Sankum, this new- comer is not only interfering with and curtailing your proper influence and consideration now, but his design is by- and- by to circumvent and supplant you altogether. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  3. This problem must be faced ere long; and it means either the curtailing of this department of work or the expending of a very much increased sum of money upon it. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones