What does the word malthusian mean?

Usage examples for malthusian

  1. That is the essence of the so- called Malthusian doctrine; and it is a truth which, to my mind, is as plain as the general proposition that a quantity which constantly increases will, some time or other, exceed any greater quantity the amount of which is fixed. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. At the same time he perceived that the Neo- Malthusian system might be abused- that is to say, rich persons who could well afford to bring up respectable- sized families might be tempted to restrict the number to one or two. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  3. Dickens had to be Malthusian about his spiritual children. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton