Example sentences for: inaccuracies

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

  • Inaccuracies in the measurements of buffer pH and of the pK

  • Despite my criticism of the inaccuracies of the US slang source material, if one focuses on the British material and takes the American with a pinch of salt, this book is very engaging and can provide anyone with many hours of happy, entertaining, and informative browsing.

  • This latest installment of the "Penguin Lives" series is well received, even though it trails Richard Ellman's definitive 900-page Joyce tome, which was deemed "probably this century's best biography of a writer" (David Kippen, the San Francisco Chronicle ). Undaunted, novelist O'Brien attempts something entirely different: She gives 179 pages of "hardheaded hagiography in which she spends a lot of time knocking Joyce around" (Robert Sullivan, the New York Times Book Review ). It's notable not for its wide net, but for its precision, economy, and insight: "a first-rate appraisal of a master … a model of pristine brevity" (Robert Taylor, the Boston Globe ). One complaint: The book contains an "impressive number of inaccuracies of a factual nature," such as misidentifying the poet laureate of Victorian Ireland and misquoting critic Walter Pater (Thomas Flannagan, the Los Angeles Times ). (This Joyce site has essays, links, and message boards on the author.)

  • By adopting the ironic stance and deliberately infiltrating many of his own whimsical inaccuracies into his critique, he in effect preempts at once the charge of tu quoque . Consider how he balances that opening irony with a corresponding subtlety at the very end of the article.

  • The NYT says the Census Bureau had sought sampling to avoid the inaccuracies of the head-counting 1990 census, which missed 8.4 million people.


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