Example sentences for: affirmative

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

  • This precisely echoes Justice Lewis Powell's famous explanation of permissible affirmative action in the 1978 Bakke case:

  • 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.

  • Of course, affirmative action has never been intended as a corrective (or palliative) for segregation.

  • Where he tries to lay out a policy agenda, as in his recent book The Future of American Progressivism (co-written with Roberto Mangabeira Unger), I think he oscillates between dreary, conventional ideas (public financing of campaigns, class-based rather race-based affirmative action, a consumption tax) and utterly impractical ones (a modified parliamentary system, explicit economic redistribution, mandatory voting).

  • A survey was sent to all staff at the 33 nonprofit civil legal services asking them to describe how they could become (or maintain themselves as) energetic, affirmative advocates, as well as what support they might require and how collaborative efforts in the state could meet those needs.


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