Definition of embargo:
In time of war he knew it had been usual to open the ports of the West India Islands to foreigners, merely as a measure of necessity; and it was not until the Americans attempted to starve them by their embargo acts that they were driven to the resort of finding resources elsewhere.- "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.", Josiah Quincy.
- "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.
It was my intention to stop at San Lucar, for the purpose of recovering the chest of Testaments which had been placed in embargo there, until such time as they could be removed from the kingdom of Spain.- "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.