Example sentences for: affirmative

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

  • The cover story maps a political agenda to engage the apathetic Generation X: fiscal restraint, investment in education and training, and class-based affirmative action.

  • The paper notes that the proposal would counter the effects of Proposition 209--which among other things banned affirmative action in state university admissions--by raising the numbers of minority students admitted at the expense apparently of other higher-achieving students elsewhere.

  • 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!)

  • Women are innately less aggressive, and affirmative action supporters should abandon their "harangue against female tastes."

  • But the military has a good kind of affirmative action, which expands equal opportunity without making racial preferences.


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