Example sentences for: affirmative

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

  • His "encyclopedic" press conference (Mark Shields, NewsHour With Jim Lehrer ) was Issue 1, his midweek cancellation of the deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal from Bosnia was Issue 2, and his disarming chat at the White House with conservative critics of affirmative action ranked as Issue 3.

  • Then, yesterday, you joshed about the Catholic all-male priesthood as the ultimate affirmative action program (as if men, of all people, had been the victim of discrimination for which the monopoly on ordination was a recompense!)

  • When affirmative action works, its critics deny its essential nature.

  • Newsweek credits Tony Blair's election victory to a tightly run campaign, self-destructing Tories, and an endorsement by Rupert Murdoch's 3.9 million circulation tabloid, the Sun . An article on the elimination of affirmative action at the University of Texas Law School notes that only 3 percent of this year's admitted students are black and Hispanic, down from more than 12 percent last year.

  • But don't say he's a result of affirmative action.


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