Example sentences for: afoul

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

  • Later, Baker ran afoul of President Andrew Johnson for having allegedly set up his own espionage network within the White House.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ulee's Gold does evolve into a sort of thriller, as Ulee's family runs afoul of his convict son's ex-partners in crime.

  • Many IRS officials say the drop stems from their fear of running afoul of the new niceness laws and getting fired.


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