Usage examples for deficit

  1. Fortunate, indeed, was this, for in a short time the bank failed with an enormous deficit. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  2. Here is a pamphlet entitled 'Good advice to Madame Deficit to leave France as soon as possible. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  3. The commercial deficit involved in the scheme should be borne by the State. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Thus, if an artisan engaged to build a house for his overlord he would give a general estimate, but if the cost exceeded the sum he named, he expected his master to make up the deficit. – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
  9. In the budget that I will submit on February 1st, I will recommend measures that will reduce the deficit over the next 5 years. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  10. 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
  11. I suspected, however, from an expression dropped in conversation, that they were not able to do this, and that a deficit in their accounts appeared in their winding up. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  12. 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
  13. Against this constantly increasing deficit, there was not a stiver in the exchequer, nor the means of raising one. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  14. Therefore when he was confronted with the hundred- dollar deficit, he could scarcely speak for amazement. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  15. 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
  16. But Grenoble having grown since then, the deficit for this year was something under two thousand dollars, and in a lower corner was a request that contributions be sent to Mrs. Israel Simpson. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  17. 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
  18. It now faces an annual deficit of one- half billion dollars. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. 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
  20. So, I looked at our deficit and knew that something was wrong. – A Circuit Rider's Wife by Corra Harris