[ US /dɪˈtɝəns/ ]
[ UK /dɪtˈɜːɹəns/ ]
  1. the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
  2. a negative motivational influence
  3. a communication that makes you afraid to try something
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How To Use deterrence In A Sentence

  • But it does not matter where issues of capital punishment and deterrence are concerned.
  • The second familiar objection to attempts at reducing nuclear reliance is the possibility of an adverse impact on deterrence. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda
  • In fact, the arguments about the injustice of rehabilitation apply equally to classical criminology's advocacy of efficient deterrence.
  • This could lead to regular soldiers taking on permanent guard duties to provide extra firepower and deterrence at other barracks. Times, Sunday Times
  • The strategy of deterrence which served us so well during the decades of the Cold War will no longer do.
  • Over the years, the main explanation of non-use has centred on the notion of nuclear deterrence: states have been deterred from using nuclear weapons because of the concerns of retaliation in kind by adversaries.
  • The sooner we quit fiddling with otiose sanctions against Iran, the sooner we can begin crafting containment and deterrence strategies that are actually effective. Michael Hughes: Who Cares If Iran Goes Nuclear?
  • Elsewhere in his treatise he reflects on the possibility of combining nuclear deterrence with conventional deterrence.
  • To preserve nonuse will require policies more ambitious and comprehensive than the obsolete bipolar deterrence strategy.
  • We do know, though, that nuclear deterrence keeps the peace. Times, Sunday Times
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