Example sentences for: afoul

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

  • Sani Abacha fell afoul of a fatal heart attack--one key element, apparently, in his nation's constitutional system of checks and balances.

  • On their year abroad in the United States, Harry and his pals fall afoul of the local Christian Coalition-dominated school board in a small Kansas town where they've come in search of Dumbledore's old teacher, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Minerva MacGonagall goes head to head with Pat Robertson on Nightline .

  • "Running afoul of parent company Disney."

  • In the Feb. 19 "Summary Judgment," when reviewing the reviews of Roy Jenkins' Gladstone , you understandably fell afoul of those tricky British titles of nobility.

  • For the movie's writer, David McKenna, and director, Tony Kaye, the universe consists of white supremacists and liberals, with no one of note in between; and the protagonist's prison metamorphosis from one pole to the other is the natural consequence of falling afoul of some big Nazi white guys and getting tight with a garrulous, congenial black inmate (Guy Torry) during laundry detail.


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