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Use "bans" in a sentence
"I still will not respond to comments here, nor will I allow a flamewar to brew, but I will not be banning people, and I've in fact lifted all the bans from the last go-round on this topic."
"This is reminiscent of 2008 when, in the wake of Lehman Brothers' collapse, authorities in continental Europe, the U.K. and the U.S. put in place short-term bans on short selling of stocks, a practice in which investors bet they will go down in value."
"I understood that 'Open Office FTW' comments and the like would result in bans from commenting - please get rid of these useless tosspots asap."