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A grievous error it is to suppose that Cupid's artillery is limited to bow and arrows.

Kate's nature was limited; part of her graceful equipoise was narrowness.

Not the Trinity should come first to powers so limited as mine—but God.

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I wanted, rather, to explain to you that her opportunities had been limited.

It was curious how the sense of evil had limited each one's vocabulary.

Redpath's admiration for Allis Porter was limited to his admiration for her as a young lady.

Why they come to pass is beyond us, except in a most limited sense.

But even then the carrying capacity must of necessity be limited.

Pray be so kind as to recollect what a limited power mine is.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, past participle adjective from limit (v.); as a stand-alone for limited express train, by 1883. Limited edition is from 1920; limited monarchy from 1640s; limited war is from 1948. In British company names, Limited (abbrev. Ltd.), 1855, is short for limited liability company, one in which the liability of partners is limited, usually to the amount of their capital investment.

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