Example sentences for: all-purpose

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

  • That tone would have been a snap for Kubrick in the days of The Killing (1956), Lolita (1962), and Dr. Strangelove (1964), and a stretch after 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), when his storytelling acquired an all-purpose lugubriousness.

  • This all-purpose Republican frame posits that the Senate is Clinton's jury and should behave accordingly.

  • They argued that as long as governments themselves followed stable policies--and as long as the economy was sufficiently "flexible" (the all-purpose answer to economic difficulties)--there would be few serious recessions.

  • In the last few years, the expression one-liner has developed into an all-purpose usage.

  • But Pearce makes Exley a stuck-up, repressed little prig who issues orders wearing an all-purpose smirk on his rigidly chiseled face.


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