To see details on the word
please enable javascript.


fear another oil embargo
  to stop commerce or the order to do so — usually a government imposed trade barrier
 Mark word for later review on this computer
embargo embargoed embargoes embargoing
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
  • fear another oil embargo
  • embargo on trade with Cuba
  • The embargo failed because too many nations ignored it.
  • Had it not been for a robust black market, the embargo would have created a humanitarian crises.

  • Show more
  • I have a personal embargo on talking religion or politics.
  • All content is embargoed—so the network can’t tease the Andie affair in their ads.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • A few months ago, Liz broke the unspoken embargo on all things Mia and mailed me a clip from the magazine All About Us.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • "Stars, Cinder, if I’d known you were going to embargo me for asking you on a date, I wouldn’t have dared."
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Somewhere in the halcyon future, I think I must have reasoned, I would meet a cuddlesome, jolly girl who would simply gather me into her with frenzied whoopees, unhindered by that embargo placed upon their flesh by the nasty little Protestants who had so tortured me in the back seats of a score of cars.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In an effort to stop Japan, President Franklin Roosevelt imposed ever-increasing embargoes on materiel, such as scrap metal and aviation fuel.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

  • Show more again
  • The crash, when it came, was caused by the oil embargo and the Iranian revolution, when the ayatollah took over from the shah.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • She wanted to talk, but there seemed to be an embargo on every subject.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He wants a word with you about your embargo on flying carpets.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • "I have just placed an embargo on all vessels at present in his Majesty’s ports, and without particular permission, not one dare lift an anchor."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • There’re some Guild people, too, demanding special privileges, threatening an embargo against Arrakis.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • You will see at the next outbreak they will put an embargo on Irish cattle.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I lay no embargo on any body’s words.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • The embargo only inconveniences the rich.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • And, when at length the embargo was taken off, by neglecting to send notice of it to Charlestown, the Carolina fleet was detain’d near three months longer, whereby their bottoms were so much damaged by the worm that a great part of them foundered in their passage home.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • I had not yet seen it, and upon this notice of an intended invasion, I avoided appearing on that side of the coast, for fear of being discovered, by some of the enemy’s ships, who had received no intelligence of me; all intercourse between the two empires having been strictly forbidden during the war, upon pain of death, and an embargo laid by our emperor upon all vessels whatsoever.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • But because of the long-standing arms embargo, America could support Iran only in a clandestine manner.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Then let them speak of trade policies and embargoes and new colonies and old grudges.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • One could argue that the U.S. embargo had protected the island, but then again, back at the start of the epidemic Cuba had engaged in a lot of commerce with Africa.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • On February 26 there was enacted an embargo on exports to Britain.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Since Earth is, to them, a very good conquest, relatively rich in heavy metals compared to Horvath, they won’t leave absent either armed confrontation or, possibly, a trade embargo.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • He placed a scientific embargo on the child, held sessions with her in his analytical dungeon, and hypnotized her, so it was said, in an attempt to develop and train the possibilities slumbering inside her and to probe her previous psychic life.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The one cannot regulate the commerce or currency of the nation; the other can regulate commerce, establish markets and fairs, regulate weights and measures, lay embargoes for a limited time, coin money, authorize or prohibit the circulation of foreign coin.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The one can prescribe no rules concerning the commerce or currency of the nation; the other is in several respects the arbiter of commerce, and in this capacity can establish markets and fairs, can regulate weights and measures, can lay embargoes for a limited time, can coin money, can authorize or prohibit the circulation of foreign coin.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • As the Embargo Bill, with his help, became law, a storm of protest arose in Massachusetts reminiscent of the days of the Boston Tea Party.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Embargo, utter and absolute.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • "Seeing himself betrayed by Attolia, Sounis has been most kind in relieving the strain of Attolia’s embargo on Eddis.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • In the coming months, he would declare an oil embargo, freeze Japanese assets in America, and finally declare a total trade embargo.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • You heard Prof say we should clamp an embargo on shipping food to Terra.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • In the coming months, he would declare an oil embargo, freeze Japanese assets in America, and finally declare a total trade embargo.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Embargo it must be—and all that that implies.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • And as its next order of business, the Legislature promptly passed resolutions instructing its Senators to urge repeal of the Embargo.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The Federalist leaders insisted the Embargo was an attempt by Jefferson to ruin New England prosperity, to provoke England to war, and to aid the French.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The half-filled Senate chamber fairly echoed with the shouting of his Massachusetts colleague, Senator Pickering, who was denouncing President Jefferson’s Trade Embargo of 1807 for what seemed like the one hundredth time.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The embargo completely idled the shipbuilding industry, destroyed the shipping trade and tied up the fishing vessels; and stagnation, bankruptcy, distress, and migration from the territory became common.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • But however great their hatred for Jefferson and his Embargo, Massachusetts Federalists, merchants and other citizens were even more bitter over the "desertion" of their Senator to the ranks of the enemy.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Aristide wants a complete embargo to force his return, but the hungry and the well-fed agree it won’t happen that way.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Because of the’ embargo we have to buy our weapons through a third country and have to pay more money for them.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The embargo already has cost an estimated 5,000 jobs, as plants close.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • He also carried on a never-ending tirade against the American embargo on arms shipments to Iran.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • If our committee had ordered embargo and quit buying grain, we would have been chucked out and a new committee with other ideas would have taken over.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Because of the arms embargo, he said, they were probably channeled through a third country making Iran pay a higher price.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • You know ship for seventh was canceled; now they’re talking about slapping embargo on us.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Also if the Horvath put us under an embargo we can do everything on this end.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The two men stepped out and the taller leveled an arm at Paul, said: "You may very well be under embargo for your —"
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Desperate for food for his starving troops, Toussaint wanted the American embargo lifted from the former French colony.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   embargo [4]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Public Policy & Politics, Philosophy, Religion & Spirtuality, Law
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading