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deflation
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Definition a general decline in prices
  • Between 1930-1933 the United States rate of deflation was about 10 percent per year.
  • Japan suffered from deflation in the 1990s.
  • I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
    Thomas Jefferson
  • The sense of deflation made her feel ridiculous.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Alan had the feeling, looking at Brad's deflation, that this was among the bigger disappointments of his life.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I follow the same tortured trajectory over and over—from my rush of disbelieving joy to my crashing deflation.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • It was because she was groggy, she told herself, that this awful sense of deflation snuck in.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • GUIL: No. Deflation.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • But he was too well-practiced in self-deflation, so said, —I'll be part of the team.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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