Example sentences for: penchant

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

  • The upstart did not just so much challenge Cosby as envelop it: In perhaps the most sustained of the winking pop-culture references for which it has become famous (and on which it came to depend rather too heavily as time went on), The Simpsons soon featured an avuncular African-American physician with a penchant for multicolored sweaters.

  • (Given Nash's childhood keenness for explosives and his later penchant for sending odd packages to prominent strangers through the mail, it's a wonder the FBI never got on to him as a Unabomber suspect.)

  • In "The Accidental Theorist," Paul Krugman demonstrates his penchant for naive economic analogies, ranging all the way back to the classical argument for free trade that involved wine- and cheese-producing economies.

  • Panning Mason & Dixon, the New Republic 's James Wood declares Thomas Pynchon's penchant for allegory tiresome and his alleged cleverness to be overwrought and heavy-handed.

  • Two continental European papers indulged their frequent penchant for interviews with American historians on current political questions.

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