Example sentences for: deadpan

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

  • The script gives Grant a series of deadpan one-upmanships; what saves him from seeming like an utter snob is his habit of drawing attention to his own foolishness with a lovably self-deprecating stammer.

  • Like other blockbusters, it may suffer from a "perilously thin" plot (Anthony Lane, The New Yorker ), but that's "the least important thing" about the movie ( Newsweek ). Instead, reviewers revel in its deadpan humor, stylish costumes, and comic performances, particularly that of Tommy Lee Jones--"registering levels of cool that would cause most actors to snap in half" (Lane).

  • Its deadpan attitude and traditional plot--thieves heist jewelry and then double-cross one another--are said to hark back to classic film noir.

  • But those anxious bunnies Binky and Bongo and their sidekicks, the deadpan fez wearers Akbar and Jeff, are conspicuous (to me, anyway) in their absence.

  • Critics are split on the Coen brothers' follow-up to Fargo . The positive spin: They've grafted their trademark deadpan wit onto a '90s film noir.


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