Example sentences for: pans

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

  • Seawater is first concentrated by solar evaporation in shallow pans and then transferred to the hollowed-out halves of palm tree trunks to crystallize.

  • Now that it's in theaters, the pans are pouring in for this "ridiculously derivative" movie (Maslin, the New York Times ) about an astronaut (Johnny Depp) who returns to Earth after a strange, and possibly alien, encounter in space.

  • Harsh pans for Rent director Michael Greif's musical based on Jay McInerney's novel of debauched young Manhattanites: "The musical is sung through, and there's something comically embarrassing about hearing people say things like 'You got any blow?

  • I want mine to include a few well-chosen pans, to steer me away from the overrated and the overpriced.

  • Movie reviewers echo the music critics' pans of the popular Spice Girls and conclude that "sometimes the Zeitgeist counts for squat" (David Kronke, the Los Angeles Times ). The group's feature film, in which they're harassed by a tabloid reporter, is trashed as a "plotless, pointless, mirthless" knock-off of the Beatles' Hard Day's Night (Richard Harrington, the Washington Post ). The pop stars do get credit for exhibiting self-deprecating humor and apparent awareness that "they have achieved ludicrous measures of fame and fortune on the strength of markedly limited talents" (Anthony Lane, The New Yorker ). (Clips are available.)


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