Usage examples for deficit

  1. It now faces an annual deficit of one- half billion dollars. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. There was still the original deficit to be faced, and John Girdlestone knew that though a settlement might be postponed from month to month, still the day must come, and come soon, when his debts must be met, or his inability to meet them become apparent to the whole world. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. At the beginning of 1922 almost all the nations in Europe, although by taxation they were breaking their people's financial backs, were spending far more than their income, and in the United States, far and away the richest nation on the planet, we faced an enormous deficit. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  4. The commercial deficit involved in the scheme should be borne by the State. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  5. In the meantime they are helped by sales of war material and surplus American stocks and do not scruple, even in the latter half of 1919, to meet the deficit by the yet further expansion of the note issue of the Bank of France. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  6. The administration's " light at the end of the deficit tunnel" had turned out to be a freight train heading our way, just as he'd predicted. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  7. It took advantage of her small deficit to point out to her more plainly than ever to what large blunders she might be liable when she had cut loose from Clara's guiding, reminding, prompting genius, and chose to confront the world without it. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  8. A free lance himself, with a table in the British Museum, some books and a deficit instead of an income from his intellectual labors, he attacked the vested interests of his world. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  9. In conclusion he gravely referred to the alarming deficit in the French exchequer as the strongest of all arguments against incurring the heavy charge of a war not absolutely unavoidable. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  10. So, I looked at our deficit and knew that something was wrong. – A Circuit Rider's Wife by Corra Harris
  11. But most extraordinary ill luck had pursued him; so that, seeing the deficit growing larger and larger, and overcome with remorse and terror, he had almost gone mad, and ceased to put any restraint upon himself. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  12. Heavier taxation had to be imposed, but even then the charges for the debt made it almost impossible to avoid an annual deficit in the budget. – History of Holland by George Edmundson