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01. Local governments are hoping a reduction in municipal taxes will help to [spur] economic development in the region.
02. Dag Hammarskjold once said, "Pray that your loneliness may [spur] you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."
03. Andre Bernard Buruch once observed, "I was the son of an immigrant. I experienced bigotry, intolerance and prejudice, even as so many of you have. Instead of allowing these things to embitter me, I took them as [spurs] to more strenuous effort."
04. The government is hoping that their new tax reforms will help to [spur] investment in the country.
05. Public pressure on the government to negotiate has certainly helped to [spur] a settlement in the year-long strike.
06. The desire to shed the team's reputation of choking under pressure [spurred] the players to that extra effort necessary to win the championship.
07. There is an Irish proverb which observes that fear is a fine [spur], and so is rage.
08. The genius of Spanish painter Diego VelÙ„zquez was [spurred] by his competition with Rubens.
09. Numerous foreign companies are investing in Qatar, [spurred] by the nation's large and accessible gas reserves.
10. The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 [spurred] the citizens of New York City to great acts of kindness and charity.
11. The government has been [spurred] to take action to make sure our airports are safe, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
12. Prince Llywelyn's success in expanding his kingdom in Wales [spurred] England to take action against him.
13. Severe energy shortages in Albania are forcing small firms out of business, increasing unemployment, scaring off foreign investors, and [spurring] inflation.
14. The government is taking steps to [spur] business investment in the country.
15. Foreign investment in China has helped [spur] output of both domestic and export goods.
16. Since World War Two, Liechtenstein's low taxes have [spurred] outstanding economic growth.
17. In the late 19th century, economic development in Monaco was [spurred] with a railroad linkup to France, and the opening of a casino.
18. The discovery of diamonds and gold in South Africa in the late 1800s helped to [spur] wealth and immigration.
19. Recent research shows that hurricanes [spur] the growth of plankton in our oceans by stirring up the water, thereby bringing food and plankton to the surface where sunlight allows these tiny plants to bloom.{</charset>}

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  • SPUR — SPUR, auch S. P. U. R., war eine avantgardistische Gruppe bildender Künstler, die 1958 in München gegründet wurde. Sie leistete einen wichtigen künstlerischen und mit ihrem Manifest auch theoretischen Beitrag zur deutschen Avantgarde nach 1945.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spur — Spur, n. [OE. spure, spore, AS. spura, spora; akin to D. spoor, G. sporn, OHG. sporo, Icel. spori, Dan. spore, Sw. sporre, and to AS. spor a trace, footstep, spyrian to trace, track, examine, and E. spurn. [root]171. Cf. {Sparrow}, {Spere},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spur — spur; spur·blind; spur·less; spur·ling; spur·ri·er; spur·ry; spur·tive; spur·tle; spur·rey; …   English syllables

  • Spur — Spur: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd. spur, spor, ahd. spor, niederl. spoor, aengl. spor, schwed. spår ist im Sinne von »Tritt, Fußabdruck« verwandt mit ahd. spurnan »spornen«, aengl. spurnan »anstoßen, verschmähen« und aisl. sporna, sperna »treten …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • spur — [spʉr] n. [ME spure < OE spura, akin to Ger sporn < IE base * sp(h)er , to jerk, push with the foot > SPURN, Sans sphurāti, (he) kicks away, L spernere, lit., to push away] 1. any of various pointed devices worn on the heel by the rider… …   English World dictionary

  • Spur 1 — Spur I Gartenbahn in der Miniaturlandschaft des Bekonscot Model Village (England) Spur I Tin Plate Spielzeugeisenbahn der Firma Märklin Die Nenngröße I ( …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spur — Sf std. (8. Jh.), mhd. spür, spur f./n., ahd. spur n., mndd. spor, mndl. spor n Stammwort. Aus g. * spura n. Spur , auch in anord. spor, ae. spor n. Ableitung aus dem unter Sporn behandelten g. * spur na Vst. treten , also eigentlich Tritt .… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Spur — Spur, Spurweite (gauge; écartement des rails; scartamento), die gegenseitige Entfernung der beiden zu einem Gleis gehörigen Schienenstränge senkrecht zwischen den Innenkanten der Schienenköpfe, u.zw. nach den T.V. 14 mm unter Schienenoberkante… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • spur — (n.) O.E. spura, spora (related to spurnan to kick, see SPURN (Cf. spurn)), from P.Gmc. *spuron (Cf. O.N. spori, M.Du. spore, Du. spoor, O.H.G. sporo, Ger. Sporn spur ), from PIE *spere ankle ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • Spur — Spur, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spurred} (sp[^u]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spurring}.] 1. To prick with spurs; to incite to a more hasty pace; to urge or goad; as, to spur a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spur — Spur, v. i. To spur on one s horse; to travel with great expedition; to hasten; hence, to press forward in any pursuit. Now spurs the lated traveler. Shak. [1913 Webster] The Parthians shall be there, And, spurring from the fight, confess their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English