Example sentences for: pared-down

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

  • Her approach, which she's used consistently since recording Cole Porter's "So in Love" seven years ago, is to honor the broad parameters of the original layout--tempo, arrangement--while using pared-down, guitar-based rock orchestrations.

  • In the meantime though, the paper explains, the pared-down Lewinsky report will get to Congress quickly (probably shortly after President Clinton testifies to the Starr grand jury)--in plenty of time to leak out and produce much partisan acrimony during the fall elections.

  • But dreadlocks aside, modern pared-down male looks, even daring ones, will not permit any deliberately ornamental curling and braiding and powdering and adorning of hair.

  • Expecting kitschy nouveau-lounge, critics are pleased to find a "sublime and subtle beauty" in the heartfelt, rich album from this unlikely pair (David Browne, Entertainment Weekly ). Costello's lyrics are pared-down and unusually taut, and "Bacharach's arrangements for a 24-piece orchestra should make Babyface weep in envy" (Greg Kot, the Chicago Tribune ). Several critics point out that Costello's voice is not quite up to the task presented by Bacharach's complex melodies, but this is deemed only a minor irritation.

  • The Lite Fight , which consists of “a simple opener and a swift final blow,” is what columnist Judy Markey offered the couple who want to save time with a pared-down version of the “fundamental, tedious, classic argument” ( Chicago Sun-Times , July 10, 1986).


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