Example sentences for: pent-up

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

  • The coverage is similar from paper to paper, although the NYT more clearly communicates the pent-up anger felt by Israeli officials.

  • (This is a follow-up to a ferocious inside story the paper ran yesterday, in which Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott got a full year of pent-up disgust at Clinton off his chest.)

  • After recent years of fiscal discipline and focus on fiscal responsibility, the anticipated surpluses offer a chance to meet pent-up demand for discretionary domestic spending, increase defense spending, cut taxes, shore up Social Security and Medicare, reduce the debt, or do some combination of these.

  • I pour the stuff to start sons and daughters fit for These States--I press with slow rude muscle, I brace myself effectually--I listen to no entreaties, I dare not withdraw till I deposit what has so long accumulated within me, Through you I drain the pent-up rivers of myself,

  • But in the years immediately following the war, returning soldiers, the end of rationing, and pent-up customer demand meant apparel was in short supply.


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