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Below you will find the definition of salutary, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
EXAMPLES - Salutary in a Sentence
- What one really requires is a kind of salutary terror. (source)
- Her face was thin and had the salutary glow of young Hispanics. (source)
- De La Soul, the inspiration, suddenly stood as a salutary lesson. (source)
- This rule is salutary so far as it goes, but it does not capture CDOs. (source)
- How delightful and salutary is the morning hour under such an advantage? (source)
- The salutary warning of "The Great Illusion" may yet be belied by events. (source)
- It has the potential of becoming the salutary wave of America's political future. (source)
- But such salutary responsibility went by the wayside at the start of the twenty-first century. (source)
- Typically, one salutary side effect of recessions is that they eventually spur booms in innovation. (source)
- And I just think it's salutary for a writer of horror stories to be reminded of what true horror is. (source)
- "CBN has also undertaken initiatives that it hopes will have a medium to long term salutary effect on the nigerian economy. (source)
- Before addressing the various "Thou shalt nots," it is often salutary to look at the "Thou shalts" and the "Thou might want tos." (source)
- It's unbelievable on several counts, and the continuing trend to multi-volume soap opera is not a salutary one for mystery fiction. (source)
- From China to India to Brazil, running out of money was a salutary experience: a crisis in government finances provoked economic reform. (source)
- It went further, emphasising the salutary effect machine guns would have on the mob that had taken the fair city of Oakland by the throat. (source)
- There obtains amongst economists a long-acknowledged verity: government performs the salutary function of counteracting imperfections in actual markets. (source)
- Without the fleeting, salutary fictions that had supported even my interactions with virtual strangers, the sex was sexless and I was profoundly unmoved. (source)
- It is salutary to recall the periods of devaluation in Greece, Portugal, or even Spain and Italy, and ask whether it would really benefit these countries to step back into the past. (source)
- But if the "jeremiad tradition" is a poor predictor of the future, says Fallows, it has the salutary effect of spurring Americans to rise to new challenges and prove the doomsayers wrong. (source)
- Yet, as the BBC comes under further political assault, it's salutary to go back in time and see how this cash mountain came to be spent (with a lot of help from the regulators and politicians). (source)
- The scene of the crime, Schemmer had argued, was the best possible place for the punishment, and, in addition, it would have a salutary influence upon the half-thousand Chinagos on the plantation. (source)
- As the public mind has been ripened for a salutary reform of the political system ... among the ripening incidents was the Insurrection of Shays, in Massachusetts against her Government; which was with difficulty suppressed. .. (source)
- Despite this fairytale element and a certain dramatic desperation, the stumbling endurance of Kimberley, the bond between mother and daughter, and the clever use of Chinese culture and tradition make for more than a salutary read. (source)
- Also, while aware that poverty was anything but delectable, she had a comfortable middle-class feeling that poverty was salutary, that it was a sharp spur that urged on to success all men who were not degraded and hopeless drudges. (source)
- The US might well preserve its currency, but the EU's current situation provides a salutary warning of what can happen in a system that prevents individual member's from using fiscal policy to improve the circumstances of their citizens. (source)
- Olive inquired, looking at her friend with a kind of salutary coldness -- a suspension of sympathy -- with which Verena was now familiar (though she liked it no better than at first), and which made approbation more gracious when approbation came. (source)
- Some girlfriends maintain that age 15 or 16 is about the right age at which to start the 'caffeine dependency,' while others give their 10-year old kids decaf coffee in their milk for breakfast (but the decaffeinating process is itself far from salutary). (source)
- Several pages of this book recall the salutary rigour of the Dragonades; and that odious passage, in which a man distinguished for his talents and his private virtues, the Count de Maistre (Soirees de St. Petersbourg tome 2 page 121) justifies the Inquisition of (source)
- So when Douthat says that "a more-empowered libertarianism could have a salutary impact on debates over, say, the future of the entitlement system," it's worth asking what impact semi-empowered libertarianism has already had on debates over the entitlement system. (source)
- Yet, however salutary to the autocratic regime's rule, rising economic prosperity can provide, at best, a short-time lift to the prospects of such regimes because of the self-destructive political dynamics inherent in an autocracy caught up in rapid socioeconomic change. (source)
- Amid tensions between the Christian west and the Islamic east, a common focus on Jesus - and what Khalidi calls a "salutary" reminder of when Christianity and Islam were more open to each other and willing to rely on each other's witness - could help close the growing divide between the world's two largest faiths. (source)
- Such theories reflect populist suspicion about the concentration of economic and political power, a suspicion "that can have violent, racist, and antidemocratic effects as well as salutary and democracy-enhancing ones on the political and social order, but a strain that is neither independent from nor necessarily threatening to the country's political institutions or political culture." (source)
- It was there, in the moments after 9/11, that Bush truly decided on war, maybe because Saddam had once tried to kill George H.W. Bush, maybe because the neocons had convinced him that a brief war in Iraq would have long-term salutary consequences for the entire Middle East, maybe because he could not abide the thought that a monster like Saddam might die in his sleep -- and maybe because he heard destiny calling. (source)
- No desire is entertained to justify all the zeal and all the means which are employed to prevent the free exercise of the human mind, in its researches after divine knowledge, and to retard the influx of that light which would prove unfavourable to doctrines which have little more than prescription for their support; but it seems reasonable to make a proper distinction between what may be called a salutary principle in the human mind, and a wrong application or an erroneous indulgence of it. (source)
- We are to offer salutary, which is not always pleasing counsel: we are to inquire and to accuse; and the objects of our inquiry and charge will be for the most part persons of wealth, power, and extensive connections: we are to make rigid laws for the preservation of revenue, which of necessity more or less confine some action or restrain some function which before was free: what is the most critical and invidious of all, the whole body of the public impositions originate from us, and the hand of the House of (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 40.0, which suggests that "salutary" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 14 synonyms for salutary.
aiding, beneficial, fit, good, healing, healthful, nourishing, nutritious, restorative, salubrious, sound, tonic, well, wholesome
We have 0 antonyms for salutary.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of salutary from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice.
- (adjective) Favorable to health; wholesome: a salutary climate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice.
- (adjective) Promoting good health; wholesome; curative.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Wholesome; healthful; promoting health.
- (adjective) Promotive of, or contributing to, some beneficial purpose; beneficial; advantageous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Wholesome; healthful; healing.
- (None) Promotive of or contributing to some beneficial purpose; beneficial; profitable.
- (None) Synonyms Salubrious, etc. See healthy.
- (None) Useful, advantageous, favorable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health