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Definition a period when the economy does poorly

There are several less common meanings for recession.  They include: a small concavity; or: the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service; or: the act of becoming more distant.
  • The economy entered a recession.
recession = period when the economy is doing poorly
  • As consumer spending dropped during the recession, the company saw a 20% decrease in gross revenue.
  • recession = period when the economy is doing poorly
  • By recession, some mean specifically an inflation-adjusted decline lasting at least 6 months, but the definition is not universally accepted.
  • recession = a period when the economy is doing poorly
  • Tony had a GED and had built a successful trucking company in Las Vegas, but it hadn't survived the recession.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • But months after my 18th birthday, the recession hit, gas prices shot up, my savings withered and the reality of going nowhere fast hit me in the face.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • What he found was a country in a recession, with lines for gas, lines for work.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • The Great Recession, and the not-great recovery that followed, had hastened Middletown's downward trajectory.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • Riddle, wrote one spectator, "was accused of everything under the sun save the shooting of Lincoln and the current recession."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • "...so anyway," he said, trying to find his thread again, "the recession came and we decided it would save a lot of bother if we just slept through it."
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • However, the economy soured in early 1838, taking the country into a deep recession.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • recession = period when the economy does poorly
  • What business could be more recession-proof than glass?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • I don't know if it's this recession and that people are feeling insecure and threatened.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • President Hoover refused to use the scare word "recession" when speaking about the slump.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • Then the recession hit, washed away the Riverway store by store until the whole mall finally went bust.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • The Great Recession was now entering its third decade, and unemployment was still at a record high.
    Ernest Cline  --  Ready Player One
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • But months later, after a statewide recession, I found myself as a legal adult, with no diploma, no job, and my life savings quickly draining away.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • —projecting hundreds of millions of dollars of lost revenue for this holiday season, driving the economy even further into recession
    Matthew Mather  --  Cyberstorm
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • We're in the middle of a bloody recession.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • 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
  • recession = a period when the economy does poorly
  • He presses for a tax cut, to ward off a recession, he says, and backs it up with detailed financial specifics about the way in which cutting taxes would stimulate the economy.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
recession = a period when the economy does poorly

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