Example sentences for: airs

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

  • On Saturday (8 p.m.), HBO airs Steven Spielberg's uneven slave-revolt drama, Amistad , with strong performances by Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, and newcomer Djimon Hounsou as the noble Cinque, who recently guest-starred on ER as a noble Nigerian torture victim who becomes . . . a janitor.

  • A bossy woman was the old ballyo (bell ewe?), and of a person who put on airs, it was said, She's got a b-i-g place .

  • A Gallant character who cultivates decadent aristocratic airs or tries too hard to hold on to Puritan freshness is at best a self-punishing neurotic, at worst a fool.

  • A literal translation of unctuously hypocritical--the phrase does demand some translation-- would describe ordinary slick operators mainly putting on airs.

  • Believing that 20/20 is out to do a story that is both highly critical and unfair, Metabolife put its own videotape of the unedited 20/20 interview on a special Web site and (in an advertisement in the New York Times ) urged the public to compare that with "what is actually broadcast" when the program airs.


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