Examples of usage:

  1. Each morning he went with reluctance and remained with loathing- the loathing which he always had for anything resembling bondage and tyranny or even the smallest curtailment of liberty. "Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens" by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. The first time he was taken to the Zoological Gardens, the monkeys so terrified him that a bystander insisted on Gooch's carrying him away lest he should go into fits, though Griffith was shouting with ecstasy, and could hardly forgive the curtailment of his enjoyment. "Chantry House" by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. Wolfgang's protest was to the effect that so long as he was called upon to seek work in the shape of music- lessons at small fees, the time which he felt ought to be given to composition must suffer serious curtailment, with the result that his progress would inevitably be hindered, if it were not brought to an actual standstill. "Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  4. Bavaria has the most liberal constitution in Germany, except that of Wurtemberg, and the people are jealous of any curtailment of liberty. "Saunterings" by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
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