Governments at all levels will face short-term costs, of course, but the economic fear of immigrants has never been warranted.
Perhaps that is warranted in this case, but there is peril in generalizing.
“My belief is that the report will surprise physicians and make them think whether or not their use is warranted,” he said.
The show was enough of a surprise hit that it warranted a Businessweek profile.
But ever the loyalist, he adds: “While some of the unfolding criticism was warranted, much of it was not.”
Manufacturer of the New Dreadnought Coats, warranted to resist the effects of any climate.
All this warranted my boy in being proud of his name, and, so to speak, living up to it.
Girls are brought to them and warranted virgins on the words of a Circassian.
Even sheer, fine handkerchiefs, warranted every thread linen!
Major Martingale's voice sounded as if it were made from the best adamant and was warranted to withstand any pressure.
early 13c., "protector, defender," from Old North French warant (Old French garant), from Frankish *warand (cf. Old High German weren "to authorize, warrant," German gewähren "to grant"), from Proto-Germanic *war- "to warn, guard, protect," perhaps from PIE root *wer- "to cover" (cf. Latin vereri "to observe with awe, revere, respect, fear;" Greek ouros "watchman," horan "to see;" Hittite werite- "to see;" see weir).
Sense evolved via notion of "permission from a superior which protects one from blame or responsibility" (c.1300) to "document conveying authority" (1510s). A warrant officer in the military is one who holds office by warrant, rather than by commission.
late 13c., "to keep safe from danger," from Old North French warantir (Old French garantir), from warant (see warrant (n.)).
Meaning "to guarantee to be of quality" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "to guarantee as true" is recorded from c.1300. Related: Warranted; warranting.