[ UK /ˈi‍əmɑːk/ ]
[ US /ˈiɹˌmɑɹk, ˈɪɹˌmɑɹk/ ]
  1. a distinctive characteristic or attribute
  2. identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
  1. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    I will earmark this money for your research
    She sets aside time for meditation every day
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How To Use earmark In A Sentence

  • The president talked up the tax cut deal, talked up the one-year expensing of depreciable assets, vowed to veto any bill with earmarks, talked about cutting corporate tax rates, talked about streamlining government, even talked up medical malpractice reform. Love Train In The House!
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Group: Slight decline in earmark projects « - Blogs from CNN. com Group: Slight decline in earmark projects
  • Bond revenue and special funds like the highway account fueled by the gasoline tax are earmarked in advance.
  • But while it may have had some of the earmarks of a religious revival, this movement was rooted firmly in the material world.
  • He had been earmarked as a potential leader.
  • In short, the study has all the earmarks of a cluster-sample study that failed.
  • At the same time, a consensus appears to be growing among House Republicans to look for short-term cuts in the same general areas that Senate Democrats are targeting for debate this coming week, these officials added, referring to earmarked projects and presidential recommendations for 2012. Kansas City Star: Front Page
  • Another node earmarked as a major potential destination is Soweto, where history and heritage abound.
  • Louisiana's congressional delegation larded the bill with $540,580,200 worth of earmarks, one-fifth the price of a capable levee.
  • For example, some members of Congress post some earmark requests online.
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