01. Selling marijuana is illegal, but the law isn't really [enforced] much in Amsterdam.
02. The ban on political meetings is being brutally [enforced] by members of the secret military police.
03. The United Nations Charter of Human Rights is not always [enforced] in every country.
04. The new government has promised to increase the budget for law [enforcement] in the state.
05. Any new law against cell phone use in cars will be difficult to [enforce].
06. The [enforcement] of the new law has proved difficult for police.
07. Gandhi once observed that faith must be [enforced] by reason.
08. The head of the F.B.I. once observed that no amount of law [enforcement] can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
09. Poverty and oppression, however rationalized, are endured not because people agree on their legitimacy, but because they are [enforced] by those who benefit from them.
10. Earl Wilson once said that we have 35 million laws trying to [enforce] Ten Commandments.
11. The human infant's relatively long period of helplessness [enforces] dependence on adult caretakers.
12. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the ultimate solution to the race problem lies in the willingness of men to obey the [unenforceable].
13. Agatha Christie once suggested that we owe most of our great inventions, and most of the achievements of genius to idleness - either [enforced] or voluntary.
14. The Taliban government in Afghanistan [enforced] codes of dress and behavior that were especially restrictive to women.
15. In Saudi Arabia, correct behavior is [enforced] by religious police, who can even enter private homes to check on people.
16. Although elementary education is mandatory in the Côte d'Ivoire, the rule is not strictly [enforced].
17. This country's pot laws are completely [unenforceable]. It's time we rethought our war on drugs.
18. If the government ever really [enforces] our drug laws, they'll have to put thousands of people in jail.
19. Photo radar seems to be fairly successful in [enforcing] speed limits on our highways.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • enforce — UK US /ɪnˈfɔːs/ US  / ˈfɔːrs/ verb [T] ► LAW to make sure that people obey something such as a law or rule: »Regulations do not mean anything unless they are enforced. »The bar had a lawsuit filed against it for not enforcing the smoking ban. ►… …   Financial and business terms

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  • enforce — ► VERB 1) compel compliance with (a law, rule, or obligation). 2) cause to happen by necessity or force. DERIVATIVES enforceable adjective enforced adjective enforcement noun enforcer noun …   English terms dictionary

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