Example sentences for: paraphrasing

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

  • What then to make of Newsweek's recent cover story, with a tag line (paraphrasing) "Everyone is getting rich, except for me!" accompanying a Roy Lichtenstein-esque caricature of a 1950s businessman with furrowed brow?

  • And she replied, paraphrasing Dr. Johnson, "When a man grows tired of cheap, degrading, and smelly, he's grown tired of life, you jerk."

  • To paraphrase Tolstoy paraphrasing Pushkin: All grammatical expressions resemble each other; each ungrammatical expression is ungrammatical in its own way.

  • --Kurt Andersen, paraphrasing Ephron

  • The Broder article (or, more likely, the Friends of the Earth handout that Broder was paraphrasing) slightly botched the two candidates' respective scores from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV)--whose ratings go pretty much unquestioned within the environmental movement.


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