Example sentences for: afoul

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

  • To fall afoul of the tiniest law or custom is to issue orgy-invitations to the authorities.

  • It confuses 1) the valid observation that Microsoft often has a haughty attitude in general; 2) the at least arguable contention that it has run afoul of antitrust law; 3) the plausible suggestion that hiring more lobbyists, etc., would be a smart thing to do; and 4) the entirely absurd notion that refusing to pay tribute inside the Beltway amounts to some kind of ethical failing.

  • 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.

  • The implicit reason is, once again, that anything the federal government does runs afoul of the conservative dogma, which says that education is an exclusively local responsibility.

  • "Running afoul of parent company Disney."


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