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Rationing   /rˈæʃənɪŋ/  /rˈæʃnɪŋ/  /rˈeɪʃənɪŋ/   Listen

The act of rationing.

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"Rationing" Quotes from Famous Books

... in an Anarchist world there will be no destitution, and therefore no thefts motivated by starvation. But such thefts are at present by no means the most considerable or the most harmful. The system of rationing, which is to be applied to luxuries, will leave many men with fewer luxuries than they might desire. It will give opportunities for peculation by those who are in control of the public stores, and it will leave the possibility of appropriating such valuable objects of art as would ...
— Proposed Roads To Freedom • Bertrand Russell

... entered the war, Germany, in spite of the watchful British fleet, had been obtaining large supplies from the United States through Holland, Denmark, and the Scandinavian peninsula. But the United States now immediately closed these leaks. In the main this country adopted a policy of "rationing"; that is, it would furnish the little nations adjoining Germany precisely the amount of food which they needed for their own consumption. This policy was one of the chief influences in undermining the German people and forcing their surrender. The American Government extended likewise ...
— The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II • Burton J. Hendrick

... have a hundred and fifty years. Judging from what I'd seen, the Government didn't have a hundred and fifty days. Rationing was in force at all the markets we'd passed on the way out, and there seemed to be a lot of cops. That's always a bad sign; it means normal processes are beginning to break down ...
— The Man Who Played to Lose • Laurence Mark Janifer

Words linked to "Rationing" :   allotment, apportioning, ration, parcelling, apportionment, assignation, parceling, allocation

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