Example sentences for: pelican

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

  • The name is a distortion of the Spanish Isla de Alcatraces (Pelican Island).

  • She managed to penetrate Rupert Everett's languid self-regard in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and made the brilliant but remote Denzel Washington almost puppyish in The Pelican Brief (1993).

  • One little pelican was abandoned by his parents in their haste to start a second mating and nesting in the same season.

  • It then bubbles to the surface of the water and a small amount is ingested by the pelican when he eats.

  • Other words are used more specifically to indicate the nature of an individual's sexual tendencies: the passive homosexual is known as pasivats or pelican (because of his funny walk) while active homosexuals are called aktivist, activats, and draifer driver.


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