Example sentences for: airs

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

  • First, the word "ebonics," which dates back to the early 1970s and has been used even in some public-school settings without controversy for years, may seem to be putting on airs, but what many linguists prefer to call "Black English Vernacular" or "African-American Vernacular English" is a major linguistic stream that has been flowing within recognizable channels for centuries.

  • Some critics find the entire book flawed: "a classic example of what happens when an ill-equipped journalist assumes the airs of sober scholarship.

  • 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 two-hour Saturday morning show airs live, usually from a 175-seat classroom at the University of Wisconsin (in Madison, where Feldman attended college and now lives with his wife and two young daughters).

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