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Some U.S. lawmakers are calling for punitive tariffs on Chinese goods.
  a government tax on imports or exports
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  • Some U.S. lawmakers are calling for punitive tariffs on Chinese goods.
  • I reckon it was the slaves and tariffs and things.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Nearly all else, including the tariff, fell short of resemblance to a flophouse only by the most delicate of degrees.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The idea was to open a factory there, roll out a half dozen models, sell them to South America, avoid the tariffs.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • Poor in natural resources, its trade crippled by high tariffs and low demand, Japan was struggling to support a growing population.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "I don’t know much about the tariff and things of that kind," said he; "but it seems to me we’ve got a bit off the trail so far as that note is concerned."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He composed the travellers’ tariff card in a superior manner, but practised eyes sometimes spied out orthographical errors in it.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And then on the morrow the newspapers would have a chance to report the tremendous ovation, and to add that it had been no "silk-stocking" audience, either, proving clearly that the high tariff sentiments of the distinguished candidate were pleasing to the wage-earners of the nation.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The tariff there, for a room with unpredictable plumbing and sticky pink carpets suffering from cigarette burns, ran twelve dollars a night.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • They want the tariff lowered on the imported wool they buy from Australia and they want the tariff raised on the finished woolen goods imported from England with whichthey must compete.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • You think Jack hasn’t got any ideas about anything but manufacturing and the tariff on lumber.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Independent, or but loosely connected provinces, with separate interests, laws, governments and systems of taxation, became lumped together into one nation, with one government, one code of laws, one national class-interest, one frontier and one customs-tariff.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • Upon my word, I couldn’t tell you offhand whether the lady who sold the so expensive violets at the bottom of the road that leads to the station, was cheating me or no; I can’t say whether the porter who carried our traps across the station at Leghorn was a thief or no when he said that the regular tariff was a lira a parcel.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Just as he was an Elk, a Booster, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce, just as the priests of the Presbyterian Church determined his every religious belief and the senators who controlled the Republican Party decided in little smoky rooms in Washington what he should think about disarmament, tariff, and Germany, so did the large national advertisers fix the surface of his life, fix what he believed to be his individuality.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The German leaders reduced tariffs, expanded free trade, lowered taxes.
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • An unconstitutional block given that it was essentially a one hundred percent export tariff.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Some suggestions, such as higher tariffs or fewer free-trade agreements, have been politically attractive but economically unconvincing.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • However, the cut taken by the U.S. government through duties and tariffs drove up prices to what many British manufacturers claimed were outrageous levels.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • On the bank question, on internal improvements, on the Mexican War (even at his own political expense), on the tariff, he was always a firm, orthodox Whig.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • The United States has established a terrific program to promote African exports by reducing tariffs on them.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In all this there was a great deal of Dalloway, of course; a great deal of the public-spirited, British Empire, tariff-reform, governing-class spirit, which had grown on her, as it tends to do.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • He had sniffed out the truth beneath the dyed blue hair of Griff and Young tariff easily enough, and Yandry and Ysilla seemed to be no more than they claimed to be, whilst Duck was somewhat less.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Indeed, it cost an effort to picture him otherwise than bent over a desk, studiously revising the tariff of the town baths or gathering for a junior secretary the materials of a report on the new garbage-collection tax.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Would the convention have been impartial or consistent, if they had rejected the slaves from the list of inhabitants, when the shares of representation were to be calculated, and inserted them on the lists when the tariff of contributions was to be adjusted?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Its debates were public, and they at once assumed a legislative character; the extent of the powers of Congress, the theories of free trade, and the different clauses of the tariff, were discussed in turn.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • In the meanwhile, the arrival of the full, armed flotilla was being awaited, and the price of whisky would not be advanced in this tavern, but there would be a slight increase in the tariff on a bed upstairs, depending on how many slept in it The month wore on, and now it was full moonlight.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • It invited all freedom-loving Terran nations to denounce wrongs done us and which the Authority planned against us, recognize us, and enjoy free trade and full intercourse—and pointed out that there were no tariffs or any artificial restrictions against trade in Luna, and was policy of Luna government to keep it that way.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He beamed, and was off on a denunciation of high tariff.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Demmed excitable little puppy," he added under his breath, "Faith, Ffoulkes, if that’s a specimen of the goods you and your friends bring over from France, my advice to you is, drop ’cause ’mid Channel, my friend, or I shall have to see old Pitt about it, get him to clap on a prohibitive tariff, and put you in the stocks an you smuggle."
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Mr. Deane tapped his snuff-box again and screwed up his mouth; he felt in the position of many estimable persons when they had read the New Tariff, and found how many commodities were imported of which they knew nothing; like a cautious man of business, he was not going to speak rashly of a raw material in which he had had no experience.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • It was still outside the Tariff Ring, and had to take rotten policies.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • /Tariff reform/, in England, does not mean a movement toward free trade, but one toward protection.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • This is the city and I am one of the citizens, Whatever interests the rest interests me, politics, wars, markets, newspapers, schools, The mayor and councils, banks, tariffs, steamships, factories, stocks, stores, real estate and personal estate.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • They want the tariff lowered on the imported wool they buy from Australia and they want the tariff raised on the finished woolen goods imported from England with whichthey must compete.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • But its context is significant; the statement was neither a preface to an attack upon private property nor an argument for redistributing the world’s goods—it’was part of a firm defense of the protective tariff!
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • CHAPTER X. TARIFF OF LICENSED CABS: TWO FRANCS AN HOUR Marius had lost nothing of this entire scene, and yet, in reality, had seen nothing.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Yes, he was for high tariff, but it must be so adjusted that the farmers in his district could buy everything cheaply.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The Porphyrion, according to you, was bound to say, ’I am trying all I can to get into the Tariff Ring.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • They spoke of Tariff Reform.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • He carefully avoided issues like the tariff, internal improvements, the Know-Nothing mania, or prohibitionism, each of which would alienate important groups of voters.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Miss Schlegel, you’ll undertake to keep Henry sound about Tariff Reform?
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • This last was the dearest of the whole tariff.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • CHAPTER X. TARIFF OF LICENSED CABS: TWO FRANCS AN HOUR Marius wore no cravat, he had on his working-coat, which was destitute of buttons, his shirt was torn along one of the plaits on the bosom.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ’You may be cajoled into imagining that your own special trade or your own industry will be encouraged by a protective tariff, but it stands to reason that such legislation must in the long run keep away wealth from the country, diminish the value of our imports, and lower the general conditions of life in this island.’
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • "We are becoming a mere collection of local potato plots and cabbage grounds," complained one Senator, weary of the constant bickering over local patronage, rivers and harbors projects and tariff-protected industries.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The North attributed a great portion of its prosperity, and the South all its sufferings, to this system; insomuch that for a long time the tariff was the sole source of the political animosities which agitated the Union.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • This proposal circulated in a few days from Maine to New Orleans by the power of the printing-press: the opponents of the tariff adopted it with enthusiasm; meetings were formed on all sides, and delegates were named.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Khan, like all commandhans, took a tariff from opium traffickers whose mule trains passed through his lands.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He was six feet, two inches tall; a graduate of Yale University; a Member of Congress at the age of twenty-nine; a War Hawk who joined Henry Clay in driving the United States into the War of 1812; a nationalist who turned sectionalist in the 1820’s as the economic pressures of the tariff began to tell on the agricultural economy of South Carolina.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • In addition to abolitionists and Negrophobes, it united high— and low-tariff men, hard-and soft-money men, former Whigs and former Democrats embittered by old political fights, Maine-law prohibitionists and German tipplers, Know-Nothings and immigrants.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
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