(1) For the many this is justifiable: gross violations of human rights make ethical demands upon us which cannot be overridden by prohibitive law.(2) Yet it is a tragic irony that despite a plethora of prohibitive laws and international conventions, this abominable child labor system has been thriving uninhibited.(3) The infamous wallpaper tax, introduced in England in 1712, did not take effect here until 1797 when it caused the already prohibitive price to double.(4) The choreographer feels high ticket prices are prohibitive to most people and make the arts appear elitist.(5) The latest government proposals relating to asylum seekers arriving in Britain are the most prohibitive introduced to date and represent a deepening attack on democratic rights.(6) Had she therefore known that I was the prospective buyer, she may not have chosen to sell the bar to me, or she could have significantly increased her asking price to make it prohibitive for me to make the purchase.(7) Many shooters think ivory is the ultimate dressing for a fine gun, but the cost is often prohibitive .(8) If chiropractic care were as dangerous as he would have us believe, malpractice premium costs would make practice prohibitive .(9) The club probably would like to have Tillman back, as long as the price isn't prohibitive .(10) Finally, a newly restrictive planning regime for one-off housing is particularly prohibitive towards non-locals.(11) The cost of car travel becomes prohibitive with the new charges and the cost in time and inconvenience because of the poor public transport system is unreasonable.(12) The scarcity of pieces coupled with their frequently prohibitive prices means that if you're not already a proud owner or in line for an inheritance, you will probably never get your hands on any.(13) According to Foley, the casino's online status has allowed the company to sidestep the Irish government's prohibitive anti-casino legislation.(14) There were prohibitive laws stifling the development of Mozambique's indigenous manufacturing industry.(15) They say the charges are prohibitive , and so are parking instead on a different site behind the Railway Institute gymnasium.(16) No company continues with its practices if bad publicity occurs, or prohibitive laws or tax regimes are enacted, or shareholders sell up, or investors say stop.