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Definition of Drawback

  • A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.
  • Money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the government, on the exportation of the commodities on which they were levied.
  • the quality of being a hindrance

How to use drawback in a sentence. Drawback pronunciation.

Two years before this Doyle had quit drinking, and the only drawback to this most excellent noncommissioned officer had been removed.
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That these things, once laid down in the organic law of the country, should not be subject to disturbance except by the extraordinary and difficult process of amendment prescribed by the Constitution was the dictate of the highest political wisdom; and it was only because of the manifest wisdom upon which it was based that the Constitution, in spite of many trials and drawbacks, commanded, during nearly a century and a half of momentous history, the respect and devotion of generation after generation of American citizens.
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To the eye of the thinking conservative, these things-poverty, greed, dishonesty-while serious evils, are but the blemishes in a great and wholesome scheme of human life; drawbacks which go with the benefits of a system in which each man is free, within certain necessary limits, to do his best or his worst; a price such as, in this imperfect world, we have to pay for anything that is worth having.
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Her descent from one of these gods was no surprise to her, but matter for satisfaction, until, as the years wore on, the privileges of her lot were taken for granted, and certain drawbacks made themselves very manifest.
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The honour was almost too much, and the only drawback was poor Johnnie's disappointment.
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In spite of all its drawbacks, it was a place of quiet, peace, and very notable personal comfort.
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Yet, with all those drawbacks, an ideal _was_ an ideal.
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Their feast had no drawback.
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Secrets certainly had their drawbacks.
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I knew, and had always known, that whatsoever we strongly WILL to possess comes to us in due season; and that steadily resolved prayers are always granted; the only drawback to the exertion of this power is the doubt as to whether the thing we desire so ardently will work us good or ill.
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I am treated by them like a son and a brother-I might be always with them if I pleased; there's one drawback, however, in going to see them; there's a horrible creature in the house, a kind of tutor, whom they keep more from charity than anything else; he is a Papist and, they say, a priest; you should see him scowl sometimes at my red coat, for he hates the king, and not unfrequently, when the king's health is drunk, curses him between his teeth.
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The life of a Section G agent, on interplanetary assignment, had its drawbacks.
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It was the spirit in which she herself had gone into the affair and she was pleased to find that it animated Ashe also-though, to be sure, it had its drawbacks.
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A drawback to success in life is that failure, when it does come, acquires an exaggerated importance.
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Many of my excursions on horseback through wild countries, or in the boats, some of which lasted several weeks, were deeply interesting: their discomfort and some degree of danger were at that time hardly a drawback, and none at all afterwards.
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Our only drawback was the extreme wish of visiting this glorious island.
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My life is a very busy one at present, and I hope may ever remain so; though Heaven knows there are many serious drawbacks to such a life, and chief amongst them is the little time it allows one for seeing one's natural friends.
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There were difficulties and drawbacks at that time as well as this.
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This, with of course certain drawbacks and exceptions, was the aspect under which the war mainly presented itself to Lancashire.
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And in these country-houses, with all their drawbacks, you do from time to time get the best of social intercourse, a phase of social life as gay, complex, and highly finished as it can possibly be made.
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Examples of Drawback

Example #1
He was a thorough disciplinarian; one of the kind that takes no back talk; one who is prone to using the butt end of a musket as a persuader, if necessary; and Doyle was thoroughly devoted to the detachment commander.
Example #2
Corporal Doyle was a magnificent type of the old-time Regular-one of the kind that composed the army before Proctorism tried to convert it into a Sunday-school.
Example #3
Although the Constitution of the United States has been pronounced by an illustrious British statesman the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man, it would be not only folly, but superstition, to regard it as perfect.
Example #4
There was not to be any doubt from year to year as to the limits of Federal power on the one hand and State power on the other; nor as to the structure of the Federal government and the respective functions of the legislative, executive, and judicial departments of that government; nor as to the preservation of certain fundamental rights pertaining to life, liberty and property.
Example #5
But to the Socialist the matter presents itself in no such light.
Example #6
Besides the abolition of poverty, there would be the extinction of many sinister forms of competitive greed and dishonesty.