Example sentences for: airs

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

  • Framed by a dystopic post-World War II South Africa--where the economy has moved from rural to urban, Afrikaner nationalists have risen to power, and apartheid is testing its wings--the story airs these larger happenings through the muggy lives of its young protagonist (the book spans years 10 through 13) and his family: his father, a nonpracticing attorney whom he despises; his mother, who is too close to him and to whom he is too close; and a younger brother, who he suspects may, at heart, be normal.

  • Infotainment, Fox-style: Fox News Sunday routinely airs sensational, 15-second spots that titillate viewers and try to convince them to stay tuned for upcoming segments.

  • Any sign of putting on airs or assertiveness is frowned upon, and one still hears crude jokes like, Quietness is the best noise as Uncle Johnny said when he knocked down his wife, or Dressed to death like Sally Hatch.

  • The WSJ airs out some rumors about who may yet be called to appear as witnesses in the Microsoft trial.

  • Critics comb the new songs for details about the group's squabbles: Fleetwood Mac airs "every piece of dirty laundry they had" (Jim Farber, Entertainment Weekly ). (Audio and video clips are available here.)


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