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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIMITATION

Their connection continued until 1867, when it expired by limitation.

Then under this limitation—let me ask you again, why do you wish to please?

He acts with him as a sort of guardian; and that is the limitation of his role.

The greatest strength is observed to have an element of limitation.

It is necessarily limited in range, and its limitation is its strength.

If the good is there, so is the evil; if the affinity, so the repulsion; if the force, so the limitation.

The greatest difficulty lay in the limitation of her beautiful art.

So have we cunningly hid the tragedy of limitation and inner death we cannot avert.

But it is not the mark of limitation to know where my success lies.

The fiat demanded no limitation to her stay with “sister” Emma.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French limitacion and directly from Latin limitationem (nominative limitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of limitare (see limit (v.)). Phrase statute of limitations attested by 1768.

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