verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM earmarkun·ear·marked, adjective
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A decade ago, Republicans vehemently opposed a stimulus package from a Democratic president, won an election by making it a focal point and then banned earmarks partly in the name of instituting fiscal responsibility.The GOP’s earmarks evolution says a lot about its Trumpian turn|Aaron Blake|March 18, 2021|Washington Post
Although earmarks might sit untouched, money sometimes can be used for its original purpose.
Congress recognized the problem in 2015, passing a provision that allows dormant earmarks more than a decade old to be reused on other nearby projects.
“That clearly I don’t think is a great outcome because the money sits there and we couldn’t move forward just because of the higher cost of the project despite having the earmark in hand,” he said.
Last week, before Democrats had confirmed their plans, state officials gathered virtually to discuss the return of earmarks.
Despite the anti-earmark rhetoric in Congress, John Boehner still misses them.9 Revelations From Robert Draper’s ‘Do Not Ask What Good We Do’|Ben Jacobs|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If those things can be done, I'd happily reward every member of Congress with an earmark of his or her very own.
Does the Tea Party class know that the earmark-ban game is already over?
If earmark reform was something that the public understood well enough to hunger for, John McCain would be our president.
That sense of humor does not lessen but it lightens the gallantry and chivalry which is the earmark of Westerners.The Native Son|Inez Haynes Irwin
Every earmark showed that, from the delicate scent of the paper, to the fine, even handwriting.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him|Paul Leicester Ford
That little trick, for example, of beginning sentences with the word “also,” is a familiar earmark of the Kipling school.The Life of Bret Harte|Henry Childs Merwin
These minor obligations do not earmark more than an hour in the day.First and Last Things|H. G. Wells
It wont do, she averred, but Mr. Denby has every earmark of it.Under Cover|Roi Cooper Megrue