2. Verb. (past of curb) ¹
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Definition of Curbed
1. curb [v] - See also: curb
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Literary usage of Curbed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: From the Restoration of Charles II by Gilbert Burnet (1840)
"... that few thought it could have been long curbed, without breaking forth into great extremities. The king stayed beyond sea till November : many expected ..."
2. Quarterly Report by Providence (R.I.). Public Works Dept (1903)
"During the quarter the following work was completed: SIDEWALKS curbed AND GUTTERS PAVED. Date of order. June 16, 1904, Barre street, from Ridge to Bell. ..."
3. The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John J. Malham (1810)
"X. That the extravagant habits and expence of all persons may be curbed, the excessive wages of servants and handicrafts-men may be reduced, and all foreign ..."
4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1864)
"The prime minister counselled patience and forbearance in relation to Rome, and curbed the fiery spirits, who proposed forcible measures ; he also advocated ..."
5. The Book of the Church by Robert Southey (1825)
"Cromwell relieved the country from Presbyterian intolerance; and he curbed those fanatics who were for proclaiming King Jesus, that, as his saints, ..."