Deterrent in a Sentence  🔉

Definition of Deterrent

a thing that discourages someone from doing something

Examples of Deterrent in a sentence

1. My daughter views the loss of cellphone privileges as a cruel deterrent against having bad grades.  🔉

2. When I saw the security guard in the store, I knew he was there as a theft deterrent. 🔉

3. The stop sign on the corner is supposed to be a deterrent that discourages speeding. 🔉

4. Is a guard dog a good deterrent against home invasions?  🔉

5. Detention acts as a deterrent for students who would otherwise misbehave at school. 🔉

6. Because I am on a tight budget, I view the high price of the ticket as a deterrent to me attending the concert.  🔉

7. Many teachers believe knowledge is the only deterrent of crime that can keep children on the right path. 🔉

8. If negative reinforcement does not decrease unwanted behavior, then it is not a deterrent. 🔉

9. As the judge looked at the rebellious teen, he realized the fear of prison was not a strong enough deterrent to keep young people out of trouble. 🔉

10. Everyone knows a cat is the best deterrent for indoor rodents. 🔉

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