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inflation
as in:  economic inflation


The report shows inflation-adjusted dollars.
  a general and progressive increase in prices
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inflation inflationary
Strongly Associated with:   deflation
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Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb inflate to a noun.
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  • The report shows inflation-adjusted dollars.
  • Many economist think a little inflation (perhaps a percentage or two) is good for the economy, but all economists agree that a lot of inflation is harmful.
  • Slave prices in the South rose even faster than the rate of inflation during that springtime of Confederate confidence.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • After Grandpa died, most of the money was lost, and after the Great War and inflation there was nothing left at all.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl

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  • To continue funding his extravagance, Mobutu simply appropriated the national treasury, printing money whenever he needed it, which led to staggering inflation that further weakened his failing country.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He freed the straps, found the inflation cylinder.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I wish I could forget the roll of the red eyes and the fearful blackened inflation of the lineaments!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Those who have seen the bas-reliefs of Rheims will recall the inflation of the lower lip of the wise virgins as they survey the foolish BOOK SIXTH.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When inflation went through the roof and gold hit $850 an ounce, it was worth a small fortune, more than enough for my frugal dad to retire a few times over and more than it would be worth a quarter century later.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • "It’s a great hedge on inflation," he says with authority.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club

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  • They got much grade inflation? I read about that somewhere, being a.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • It’s all part of the damnable inflationary pattern that’s designed to cheat people on pensions and with fixed incomes and so forth.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • His efforts have resulted in a nation that has the highest literacy rate in Europe, some of the best educational attainment rates, and the lowest infant mortality, inflation, and unemployment rates in the Western Hemisphere.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Lucius Lamar failed to understand why the evils of planned inflation are sometimes preferable to the tragedies of uncon-trolled depression.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • It might be worth more—maybe much more—from inflation than from investing it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Because inflation is not unknown in this country, and I may live longer than I expect.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Rapid inflation puts a lot of shock and pressure on it.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Now there’s wreckage, and inflation, and moral collapse.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Now I can return them to you readjusted, because with inflation they’re not worth what they once were.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Still, if prices haven’t risen with inflation, another hundred will score an eight ball instead of a gram.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • The flat was cluttered with a mixture of expensive and cheap furniture, hastily bought as an investment against the rapid inflation.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Adjusted for inflation, the hourly wage of the average U.S. worker peaked in 1973 and then steadily declined for the next twenty-five years.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • It’s clear that the true problems of our Nation are much deeper deeper than gasoline lines or energy shortages, deeper even than inflation or recession.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • Whatever the country’s current rank, its manufacturing output continues to grow strongly; in the past decade alone, output from American factories, adjusted for inflation, has risen by a third.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • They were spendable money and never did drop to zero but were inflationary and exchange reflected it increasingly; new government was spending money it did not have.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The scarcities, inflation, taxes, and profiteering, the incessant worries and enmities of war, were all ever-present.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • When I was a child, we lived in France—a France that was still suffering from World War II bomb damage; a France that still had amputees from the first World War and special seats on the subway for those who had been wounded in the first and second World Wars; a France that was fighting a war in Algiers; a France that had 100 percent inflation.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Inflation, you know.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • When we import oil we are also importing inflation plus unemployment.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • The husband replied by that imperceptible movement of the forefinger, which, backed up by an inflation of the lips, signifies in such cases: A regular beggar.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • So, I want to speak to you first tonight about a subject even more serious than energy or inflation.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • Yes, economics-history, theory, prices, inflation, why not?
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • There were the ever-vexing complications of dealing in various colonial currencies of differing value, and the increasing worry over inflation and the fate of the new Continental money, the unbacked paper currency being produced in Philadelphia in steadily greater quantity.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Inflation, you know.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Adjusted for inflation, today’s hourly wage is more than a third lower than what Monfort paid forty years ago when the plant opened.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Three months before, on March 18, 1780, desperate to curb rampant inflation, Congress had resolved to devalue the dollar.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It’s a cause of the increased inflation and unemployment that we now face.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • We remember when the phrase "sound as a dollar" was an expression of absolute dependability, until 10 years of inflation began to shrink our dollar and our savings.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • And the facts, as he had publicly stated, were that Russia intended to defeat the United States by scaring us into an inflationary, socialistic depression, and not by tossing missiles at us.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Monfort wanted to reduce labor costs, but its workers thought that wages should not be cut at a time when the company was earning profits and the nation’s annual inflation rate had reached double digits.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Its principal adverse effects on his way of life were spiraling inflation, and the loss of twenty-two of his slaves who ran off in the hope of joining the British side and gaining their freedom.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Prof claimed that what was taking place was a mild inflation offset by fact that we plowed money back in—but I should remember that Mike had records and all could be restored after Revolution, with ease since we would no longer be bled in much larger amounts by Authority.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • After the rarefied life at Monticello, the everyday confusion, endless paperwork and frustrations of administering a state at war—trying to cope with inflation, taxes, allocations of money and supplies—was torturous and only grew worse.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It took place during a period when the inflation-adjusted value of the minimum wage declined by about 40 percent, when sophisticated mass marketing techniques were for the first time directed at small children, and when federal agencies created to protect workers and consumers too often behaved like branch offices of the companies that were supposed to be regulated.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • These funds will go to fight, not to increase, inflation and unemployment.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • The annual revenues of America’s fast food industry, adjusted for inflation, have risen by about 20 percent since 2001.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "Nationals," as they were called, were inflation money, war money, fiat money, and were discounted a fraction of a percent on day of first issue, concealed as "exchange service charge."
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Inasmuch as a tremendous spurt in the production of the Western silver mines had caused its value in relation to gold to shrink considerably, the single purpose of the silver forces was clear, simple and appealing—easy, inflationary money.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • At a time when unemployment is high, 46 million Americans live below the poverty line, and the minimum wage remains almost 20 percent lower, adjusted for inflation, than it was forty years ago, changes to America’s food system won’t be enough.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • ) RAMPANT INFLATION, shortages of nearly every necessity made the day-to-day struggle at home increasingly difficult.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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