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Word: stint

Definition: set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings


Sentences Containing 'stint'

The extraordinary exportation of corn, therefore occasioned by the bounty, not only in every particular year diminishes the home, just as much as it extends the foreign market and consumption, but, by restraining the population and industry of the country, its final tendency is to stint and restrain the gradual extension of the home market; and thereby, in the long-run, rather to diminish than to augment the whole market and consumption of corn.
Nature hath of that also, as well as of eating and drinking, allowed thee a certain stint.
But thou guest beyond thy stint, and beyond that which would suffice, and in matter of action, there thou comest short of that which thou mayest.
Sometimes I dine with my neighbours and friends, and often invite them; my entertainments are neat and well served without stint of anything.

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