prohibitively

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv prohibitively to a prohibitive degree "it is prohibitively expensive"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Citizens of Monaco are prohibited from gambling in Monte Carlo, but they're exempt from taxation.
    • prohibitively In a prohibitive manner; with prohibition; so as to prohibit: as, prices were prohibitively high.
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Quotations

  • W. C. Fields
    W.%20C.%20Fields
    “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
  • Thomas L. Masson
    Thomas L. Masson
    “Prohibition may be a disputed theory, but none can say that it doesn't hold water.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “Communism is like prohibition, it is a good idea, but it won't work.”
  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    “Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.”
  • William F. Buckley
    William F. Buckley
    “Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.”
  • Bernard Joseph Saurin
    Bernard Joseph Saurin
    “The law often permits what honor prohibits.”

Usage

In literature:

What does the clause prohibit?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The importation of slaves was prohibited after January 1, 1808.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
This was resisted by some of the Southern delegates, who feared that the importation of slaves might thereby be prohibited.
"Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition" by J.A. James
And so we kept up the agitation, and demanded that the saloon should be prohibited throughout the State.
"Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler" by Pardee Butler
Through their office they are committed to prohibition.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
The question of prohibition, as we have just seen, is one of those cases; the slavery question was a still more striking one.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
Silencers are prohibited, and firearms in forests may be prohibited by the Governor during droughts.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Adultery was prohibited for men as well as for women.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Prohibitions are almost useless.
"Study of Child Life" by Marion Foster Washburne
The use of tobacco, if not prohibited, should be discouraged.
"Grappling with the Monster" by T. S. Arthur
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In poetry:

Z was a zealous old Zibet,
Toboggans he tried to prohibit.
If any one tried
To take a sly slide,
He ordered him hanged on a gibbet.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
She may dream of some horrible brute,
Of some genii, or fairy-built spot;
Or perhaps the prohibited fruit,
Or perhaps of—I cannot tell what.
"To A Fly: On The Bosom of Chloe, While Sleeping" by Thomas Gent
"The Fourth prohibits trespassing
Where other Ghosts are quartered:
And those convicted of the thing
(Unless when pardoned by the King)
Must instantly be slaughtered.
"Phantasmagoria Canto II ( Hys Fyve Rules )" by Lewis Carroll
Fellow men! why should the lords try to despise
And prohibit women from having the benefit of the parliamentary Franchise?
When they pay the same taxes as you and me,
I consider they ought to have the same liberty.
"Women's Suffrage" by William Topaz McGonagall
Did we prohibit swillin’ tea clean out of common-sense
Or legislate on gossipin’ across a backyard fence?
Did we prohibit bustles—or the hoops when they was here?
The wimin never think of this—they want to stop our beer.
"Here's Luck" by Henry Lawson

In news:

The report states that Tehran is prohibiting inspections at sites that may be housing a nuclear weapons program.
A longstanding controversy over nudity on Cape Cod National Seashore beaches has flared anew with the arrest of a woman who was sunbathing topless in a challenge to a Federal regulation prohibiting nude bathing.
As violence soars, so do voices of dissent against drug prohibition.
Beer-maker growth rate fastest since Prohibition.
Such images are prohibited in Islam.
Katie Greene MLive.com Gov Rick Snyder, here appearing in Grand Rapids this month, recently signed a bill prohibiting university research assistants from joining a union.
Manitoba's conservation minister has all but confirmed there will be a ban on lawn pesticides to control dandelions and other weeds, although the extent of the prohibition is still being worked out.
The first licensed whiskey maker in Albany since Prohibition, will open its tasting room and officially introduce its first product with a ribbon-cutting event at 11 am Friday (10/5).
Correction to This Article This article incorrectly implied that federal law prohibits people younger than 21 from buying firearms from licensed dealers.
Dress Rehearsal , a steadily improving Irish-bred filly trained by Bill Mott, turned the tables on prohibitive favorite.
Thirty-six states have statutes prohibiting use by motorists of cellular phones or other devices to send messages.
There is every reason for Kentucky to take the advice and become the 18th state to prohibit capital punishment.
A massive radiotelescope prohibits any mainstream electronics from being used nearby.
Newton prohibits parking on front lawns.
It was a saloon before Prohibition, and then it was converted into a restaurant.
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In science:

Each evaluation of the marginal likelihood is computationally costly, making MCMC approaches prohibitive.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
This is generally prohibitive computationally, as the model must be trained anew for each data point that is excluded.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
In this technique the ionization and affinity parts are analytically decoupled from the beginning, prohibiting the logarithmic divergence of the static part of the selfenergy as shown in Ref.[DSC95].
Faddeev Random Phase Approximation applied to molecules
Moving away from equilibrium, there is always an RPA instability at some point that prohibits the calculation of FRPA values.
Faddeev Random Phase Approximation applied to molecules
However, the complexity of an IPM iteration, in general, grows rapidly (as n3 ) with the design dimension of the problem, which in numerous applications (like LP’s with dense constraint matrices arising in Signal Processing) make IPM’s prohibitively time-consuming in the large-scale case.
Solving large scale polynomial convex problems on $\ell_1$/nuclear norm balls by randomized first-order algorithms
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