Examples from the Web for curfew
A nighttime curfew that was imposed a few weeks ago seems barely enforced now—no doubt to the relief of the women at the Ramada.
On Friday afternoon, I stood by the Burger King checking the bars on my phone like a kid with a curfew.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The city of Miran Shah, for example, was subjected to a nighttime curfew for years.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan|Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nixon said the curfew is necessary, despite the efforts of some Ferguson residents to prevent looting.Missouri Governor Imposes Curfew In a Bid to Halt Looting and Restore Calm|Justin Glawe|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so swift was the imposition of the curfew that some foreigners were taken by surprise.
“Oh, curfew never rings for me,” Penny laughed, side stepping a puddle of water.The Clock Strikes Thirteen|Mildred A. Wirt
By 2100, the last organized resistance had been wiped out, and curfew had been imposed, and peace of a sort restored.Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
The daily office of this bell is to sound the curfew, a practice which, under different names, is still kept up through Normandy.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
At the curfew, he asked them if they would go upstairs each to his large and goodly bedchamber.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
The ringing of a bell in the evening is in many places till called ringing the Curfew Bell.
British Dictionary definitions for curfew
- the ringing of a bell to prompt people to extinguish fires and lights
- the time at which the curfew bell was rung
- the bell itself