Sentence Examples


  • The size of the city was diminished by the retrenchment of nearly one-third at the northern end, which brought the enceinte more nearly to a square form.
  • Crispis so-called megalomania gave place to retrenchment in home affairs and to a deferential attitude towards all foreign powers.
  • The registry of the citizens, the suppression of litigation, the elevation of public morals, the care of minors, the retrenchment of public expenses, the limitation of gladiatorial games and shows, the care of roads, the restoration of senatorial privileges, the appointment of none but worthy magistrates, even the regulation of street traffic, these and numberless other duties so completely absorbed his attention that, in spite of indifferent health, they often kept him at severe labour from early morning till long after midnight.
  • Retrenchment in expenditure formed a major item in his programme, together with a prompt and thorough revision of taxation.
  • The need of financial retrenchment led to his opposing the proposal that war veterans should receive a cash bonus.

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