Example sentences for: parlay

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

  • No black writer roughly of Ellison's generation--not Richard Wright, not Langston Hughes, not Zora Neale Hurston--was able to parlay one novel into a position of being a respected critic and theorist of American literature.

  • Yet in his own era he could parlay "leadership" symbolism into a pair of landslide victories.

  • He moved on to PBS, and, during the Watergate summer of 1973, partnered with MacNeil to parlay PBS' weakness (a lack of resources to dig for stories) into strength.

  • Do we want to allow Microsoft to parlay its control of the desktop architecture into control of the content that appears on the desktop?

  • Yet the nation failed to parlay its biggest public-relations success--the October 1995 Million Man March --into greater influence and membership.


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