Example sentences for: peirce

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

  • An actress named Hilary Swank gives one of the most rapturous performances I've ever seen as the cross-dressing Brandon Teena (a k a Teena Brandon) in Kimberly Peirce's stark and astonishingly beautiful debut feature, Boys Don't Cry . The movie opens with Teena being shorn of her hated female tresses and becoming "Brandon," who swaggers around in tight jeans and leather jackets.

  • In a telephone interview, Boys Don't Cry director and co-writer Kimberly Peirce says that Lana told her that "she knew Brandon was a girl the first time she met him."

  • Dewey himself liked Peirce's definition of truth as the "opinion" on which all investigators are "fated to be agreed."

  • I take Peirce to be right when he tells us that meaning (and therefore correct usage in the broadest sense) is always inseparable from context.

  • Critics can't say enough good things about the film: It is "audacious, accomplished" (Emanuel Levy, Variety ), "a delicately conceived, fearless film" that is like "a long tragic poem" (David Denby, The New Yorker ), "one of the year's best" (Roger Ebert, the Chicago Sun-Times ). The New York Times ' Maslin calls it a "stunning debut feature" for director Kimberly Peirce, and Entertainment Weekly 's Owen Gleiberman calls Hilary Swank, a Beverly Hills 90210 veteran who plays Brandon, "extraordinary."


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