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Word Example of - deficit

    Example Sentences for deficit

    The fellows will easily make up the deficit, and give enough over to provide for traveling expenses.

    He might perhaps have dispersed the Assembly; he could not disperse debt and deficit.

    A paltry £10,000 a year would pay the annual deficit in such a theatre.

    The deficit is worth a reference; it is for what they call a cool sum, Frank.

    Despite the solicitude of Congress the revenue failed to recover, and in 1837 and several succeeding years showed a deficit.

    I'm no shark on the cost of livin' myself; but even I could figure out a deficit.

    If an excess, subtract it from the result of each titration; if a deficit, add it; and use the standard in the usual way.

    She will have to come back to sleep, I will measure the deficit.'

    He was surprised to find that every symphony orchestra had a yearly deficit.

    The deficit for Austria amounted to 38 per cent of its expenditures.

Word Origin & History of - deficit

    Word Origin & History

    deficit 1782, from Fr. deficit (1690), from L. deficit "it is wanting," an introductory word in clauses of inventory, third pers. sing. pres. indicative of deficere "to be deficient" (see deficient).

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