Example sentences for: patently

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

  • James Exon of Nebraska introduced a foolish bill which would have criminalized the transmission of "indecent" or "patently offensive" material via the Internet, the administration backed it.

  • Faith in the virtues of markets rests on a theory whose assumptions are not just untenable but patently absurd: People are rational and perfectly informed, firms are too small to move prices single-handedly and seek only to maximize profits, and so on--an error that, for some reason, economists have failed to spot.

  • The business section of Sunday's New York Times had a quiet, but definitive, feel of "Apocalypse Soon," featuring as it did three different columns arguing that the stock market was patently overvalued, that this overvaluation would eventually be corrected--perhaps in the form of a crash--and that that crash would have dramatic ripple effects on the rest of the economy as a whole even if, as seems certain it would, the Federal Reserve were to step up and cut interest rates to keep liquidity in the system.

  • It is patently offensive on almost all levels.

  • And "patently offensive" can cover a lot of territory.


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