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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIMITATIONS

He early ascertained his limitations with respect to New York and its people.

The happy man is he who knows his limitations, yet bows to no false gods.

It's well enough for Milly; she doesn't understand her limitations.

Away with it and its limitations, and those of its big brother, the automobile!

Phoebe in her earnestness forgot to keep within the limitations of their dialect.

But for all that they were docile, contented and, within their limitations, not unhappy.

In one sense this is true; and yet the truth has its limitations, which must not be forgotten.

He had tried to talk to Gor, tried to tell him of his own limitations.

But he has the grace to realise his limitations, and take my advice.

We are often told that we should enquire into all things before we accept them;—with what limitations is this true?

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.