Example sentences for: pans

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

  • Pans for director Sidney Lumet's remake of a 1980 John Cassavetes film about a tough moll whose heart gets melted by a youngster who falls into her charge: "Easily qualifies as the most tired, unexciting mob movie in recent history" (Godfrey Cheshire, Daily Variety ). Of Sharon Stone as the title character, played by Gena Rowlands in the original, Jack Mathews says: "It's not so much a bad performance as an unnecessary one.

  • Literally right next door is an area known to locals as Las Ollas — the name means “frying pans,” perhaps pertaining to the circular shape of this natural swimming hole carved by the sea.

  • Roger Ebert (the Chicago Sun-Times ) pans the film, saying it has "one of those plots where a depraved serial killer leads everyone in a find-the-corpse version of 'Where's Waldo?

  • Plaudits follow pans for the revival of the musical On the Town.

  • In an essay on the state of realism today, the New Republic 's Jed Perl pans the Chuck Close retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art as "the work of an artist who has no sensibility and is proud of it."


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