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Antonyms for earmark

ignore, misuse, neglect, misapply.

Quotes of earmark

  1. Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington. – John Boehner
  2. House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust. – John Boehner
  3. The earmark favor factory needs to be boarded up and demolished, not turned over to new management that may or may not have a better eye for earmarks with 'merit.' – Tom Coburn
  4. We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely. – Barack Obama

Usage examples for earmark

  1. Then he added quickly, as if regretting his remark, " Our earmark is an under- bit right and a split left, you said. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  2. And by way of taking time by the forelock one or more of these firms had already despatched representatives to Rumania to study and, if possible, earmark the resources which they proposed to exploit. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  3. The milkman, who took Helen's searching inquiries rather light- heartedly, finally told her he would " earmark one special cow for her. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  4. The least earmark would have turned the scale, but he could not find it. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  5. Isn't it unmistakably the earmark of commonality? – Guide to Hotel Housekeeping by Mary E. Palmer
  6. To advance these ends I will propose the International Education Act of 1966. I will also propose the International Health Act of 1966 to strike at disease by a new effort to bring modern skills and knowledge to the uncared- for, those suffering in the world, and by trying to wipe out smallpox and malaria and control yellow fever over most of the world during this next decade; to help countries trying to control population growth, by increasing our research- and we will earmark funds to help their efforts. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. Thus he thought it good to earmark his cows. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  8. Dahlia, earmark the marmalade for this gentleman. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  9. Here it is again- the earmark of a crime, and no crime- yet. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  10. But an earmark of economic goods is scarcity, that is, there are at a given time and place fewer of them than are desired. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  11. A common practice is to " sleeper" a calf by a partial earmark and a shallow brand that only singes the hair but does not burn deep enough to leave a permanent scar. – Arizona Sketches by Joseph A. Munk
  12. It will probably earmark you for some sort of investigation. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  13. So I earmark the calf with the owner's marks, and don't brand him at all. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  14. A fresh census should be taken and kept up to date, the wants of each man noted, and a definite attempt made now to earmark sites and material for building, to provide the garden plots, and plan the best and prettiest type of cottage. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  15. In short, it may be said that while these features may earmark a building as of the Transition, they are only thus when combined with certain house- forms and floor plans. – Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century by Henry Chandlee Forman

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