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He is hoping to reinstitute an altered system of appropriations earmarks, reviving a practice that, while sometimes abused, helped build bipartisan support for must-pass spending bills.

CNN and other networks were quoting experts who said the attack had all earmarks of Middle Eastern terrorism.

As of Nov. 3, only $110 million had been earmarked for the region—most of which has yet to arrive.

Donson was not surprised that money earmarked for programs to benefit inmates actually pays for staffing and other costs.

About $10 billion was earmarked to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait, with its unpredictable currents during spring floods.

Look through that PDF I just linked to and feast on the meager amounts earmarked for democracy and assistance programs.

Particular bars and nightclubs are earmarked as gay-friendly despite the crackdown, members told The Daily Beast.

We're about straight with the world, though it means every penny earmarked before I earn it.

He is quoting a favourite phrase—that a certain item of revenue has been earmarked for a particular purpose.

Some years ago a number of public buildings were earmarked for hospital use in case of war.

He looked at her benignly, like a monarch of finance who has earmarked a million or two for the benefit of a deserving charity.

The precious minutes that belonged to his employers and should have been earmarked for "The Rose of America" flitted by.


On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to earmarked, such as: appropriate, certain, different, exceptional, exclusive, and extraordinary.

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