Example sentences for: patting

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

  • This can be done by sucking on the soft spot, by pushing upward on the roof of the infant’s mouth, by holding the child upside down and patting the feet, or by using a warm compress.

  • The same thing happens the next night, except that the parent must wait five minutes longer before the designated patting.

  • (When he's not patting himself on the back, he has no trouble finding people to do it for him.

  • Like their hero, they spend a lot of time patting themselves on the back for being aggressively unconventional.

  • Critics lavish director Wes Anderson and co-writer Owen Wilson (who performed similar duties on Bottle Rocket ) with praise for their film about a bright but underachieving high-school misfit (Jason Schwartzman) who ends up competing with Bill Murray for the affection of a young teacher: "an exuberantly original comedy" (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ). Murray has won several critics' awards for his performance, but now that the film is in general release (it had a brief run in December to qualify for the Academy Awards), a few dissenters have surfaced, including the Wall Street Journal 's Joe Morgenstern and Slate 's David Edelstein, who says the writers "spend a lot of time patting themselves on the back for being aggressively unconventional."


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