Example sentences for: affirmative

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

  • President Clinton conceded that supporters of affirmative action will have to "find new ways to achieve the same objective."

  • Well, whether or not they do, it seems to "Today's Papers" that outrage such as Hutchinson's over the road race policy tends to support outrage over affirmative action.

  • This adjustment might, notes the Post , significantly affect affirmative action hiring goals or the boundaries of congressional districts.

  • A Wall Street Journal front-page feature notes a way corporate America is bucking the general trend against affirmative action: The business group that certifies minority ownership of corporations is likely to drop its definition from 51 percent ownership by minority group members to 20 percent.

  • In particular, I'm thinking of the story out at Berkeley, where affirmative action has been banned, and where only around 191 blacks, out of 8000-plus admittees, have been offered a place in next year's class, a huge drop (the Hispanic number was also small).


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