Example sentences for: alain

How can you use “alain” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Though less original and not as fully realized, these books reminded me of a pair of recent literary appreciations: Hermione Lee's mammoth biography of Virginia Woolf, and Alain de Botton's idiosyncratic, obsessive How Proust Can Change Your Life . All four books share a playful disregard for the rules that usually govern high-minded "intellectual" biographies.

  • Book -- How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel , by Alain de Botton;

  • The novel's Ripley (and the Ripley of René Clément's 1960 Purple Noon , Alain Delon) isn't so palpably out of his depth.

  • The NYT op-ed page contains a rumination about the imminence of the millennium by Alain de Botton that scans with the familiarity of an old shoe.


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