Example sentences for: also-ran

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

  • Unless you're a hardcore gamer, you may not know that today saw the debut of Sega's Dreamcast video-game console, the first 128-bit system ever (that means it's really fast) and the last hope for a corporation that has gone from having one of the strongest brands in the world to having the words "laggard" and "also-ran" permanently affixed to its name.

  • Until he hit big with Live in the late '80s, he was the quintessential loser, a 25-year also-ran.

  • 5. "Perennial also-ran Advanced Micro Devices, which practically every year comes out with a new product that it says will challenge Intel's domination of the microprocessor market and practically every year has a new explanation for why the previous year's product failed, released the Athlon chip this week.

  • And then all these also-ran groups started throwing their weight around.


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