Example sentences for: adele

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

  • (In the movie, Dr. Spritzer hangs up on Adele the morning after their first date because she tells him she loves him.)

  • Her mother, Joanne Simpson, is widely assumed to be a prototype for Adele August, the exuberantly selfish mother in Anywhere But Here ; her brother, Apple Computer's Steve Jobs, is similarly thought to be a prototype for Tom Owens, the biotech mogul in her last novel, A Regular Guy . (To read an ambivalent Harvard Advocate article by Simpson's niece, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, about her own story's being appropriated in the latter work, click here.)

  • He's the multimillionaire founder of a biotech company, and the mother-daughter pair in pursuit of him are hippie drifters, who whimper for their chance at legitimacy and reliable love where Adele and Ann howled and scratched.

  • The style is naturalistic; the plot is your basic love triangle, with a lesbian twist: Adele, whose butch forthrightness makes her an obvious stand-in for Stein, falls for a frustrating coquette, Helen, who returns her love but can't commit because she's already beholden to Mabel, a rich, withered-spinster type.

  • But the upward-mobility drama of Ann and Adele may be a nearly impossible act to follow; Jane and Mary don't even try.


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