Usage examples for Deterring

  1. Although in ordinary cases, and in some lesser instances of grievance, it is very probable that this court has done its duty, and has been, as every court must be, of some service, yet one example of this kind must do more towards deterring the natives from complaint, and consequently from the means of redress, than many decisions favorable to them, in the ordinary course of proceeding, can do for their encouragement and relief. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke