Example sentences for: paranoid

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

  • The now-defunct magazine FACT , published by the eccentric Ralph Ginzburg, polled 12,356 members of the American Psychiatric Association and used the 2,419 responses to conclude that the psychiatrists considered Goldwater paranoid.

  • Whatever the cause, Diana was depressed, secretive, paranoid, dissembling, self-loathing, desperately needy, and unable to sustain close relationships.

  • Most critics chide the Richard Donner ( Lethal Weapon ) film as irredeemably far-fetched: A paranoid New York cabbie (Mel Gibson) and a lawyer (Julia Roberts) are chased by government assassins when one of the cabbie's fantastic theories turns out to be true.

  • Capital city Baku is "rampant with ham-handed Russian spies, as well as Turkish gangsters (known for their proud display of chest hair), black-eyed Chechen revolutionaries, paranoid American diplomats, fanatical Iranian terrorists and financial speculators of various nationalities."

  • Much of this kind of behavior can be traced back to what Richard Hofstadter famously described as the "paranoid style" of the American Right.


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