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But it will seriously curtail my playing career.
It fell to Stephen's successor Henry II to again curtail the power of earls.
The mere existence of a submarine may curtail surface warships' freedom to operate.
In the 1970s the federal government came under intense pressures to curtail labour cost and inflation.
However, there are many prevention and remediation practices that can curtail or limit erosion of vulnerable soils.
Efforts to curtail the mobility of the peasants by tying them to their land brought Russia closer to legal serfdom.
Across the South, white legislatures enacted harsh new laws to curtail the already limited rights of African Americans.
It is argued by some hunt supporters that no law should curtail the right of a person to do as they wish, so long as it does not harm others.
Enlightenment scholars sought to curtail the political power of organized religion and thereby prevent another age of intolerant religious war.
53 was a successful design, and was planned for production when economics forced the British to curtail most aircraft programs in the late 1950s.
This was to a large extent the result of conscious efforts by central and local governments – from the late fifteenth century onwards – to curtail the disease.
After his official accession to the throne in 1481, John II took a series of measures to curtail the power of the Portuguese aristocracy and concentrate power in himself.
The officers of the Napoleonic Wars brought ideas of liberalism back to Russia with them and attempted to curtail the tsar's powers during the abortive Decembrist revolt of 1825.
The remainder of the speech represented a lengthy list of Russian defeats by the Germans and Swedes, Müller was forced to curtail his lecture by shouts of anger from the audience.
Amiens called for the withdrawal of British troops from recently conquered colonial territories as well as for assurances to curtail the expansionary goals of the French Republic.
The Old Blockhouse appears to have been completed, but the Crown's resources had become badly stretched and it was decided at the end of 1552 to curtail further expenditure on the Scilly Isles.
In 1793, the Austrian Empire, the Kingdom of Sardinia, the Kingdom of Naples, Prussia, the Spanish Empire, and the Kingdom of Great Britain formed the First Coalition to curtail the growing unrest in France.
Policies developed by various Sultans throughout the 19th century attempted to curtail the slave trade but, since slavery did have centuries of religious backing and sanction, they never directly abolished the institution outright.
This failed spectacularly when his teenage successor, the Jianwen Emperor, attempted to curtail his uncles' power, prompting the Jingnan Campaign, an uprising that placed the Prince of Yan upon the throne as the Yongle Emperor in 1402.
After a further election in December 1910, the Asquith Government secured the passage of a bill to curtail the powers of the House of Lords after threatening to flood the House with 500 new Liberal peers to ensure the passage of the bill.