Usage examples for extinguishing

  1. If the present and anticipated surplus in the Treasury should not be absorbed by appropriations of an extraordinary character, this surplus should be employed in such way and under such restrictions as Congress may enact in extinguishing the outstanding debt of the nation. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. The Russians have three batteries- one on the side of Hittelbronn, the other at the Baraques above, and the third behind the tilery of Pernette near the drinking- tank; but the red- hot shot do us the most harm: they burn down the houses, and when a fire has broken out the bombs then come in quantities and prevent the people from extinguishing it. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian