Example sentences for: imbecile

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

  • Thomas Jefferson Farnham, a New England attorney, wrote in the 1840s, “In a word, the Californians are an imbecile, pusillanimous, race of men, and unfit to control the destinies of that beautiful country” (Weber, 295).

  • Hartley is also aware of the issue, and he includes imbecile with the comment: “A common term of contempt in gaol, used particularly of the warders.”

  • It was the main conceit in Anderson's first film, Hard Eight , a neo-noir set in Reno, Nev., about an ex-mobster who takes on an imbecile protégé and loves him like a son.

  • Throughout the individual is given his due, experience seen as a sort of leveler: There is no tree the wind has not shaken; He whose hands are in water is not like him whose hands are in fire; or, taken a stage further, An imbecile can manage his own affairs better than a wise man the affairs of other people.


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