Example sentences for: albatross

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

  • Just when Jack has you convinced that Judy is a pretentious albatross (Richardson's very British clucking-tongue routine helps here), Judy's stock rises as she stoically describes how the intolerant new government had begun to crack down on her and her father.

  • "If the costs become too high for the Russians … this could become an albatross around his neck in March."

  • Second, (in the entry for albatross ), Alcatraz ought to have been identified as the “former” prison-island (it is still an island, of course), and the generalization that ail is “virtually obsolete except in the metaphorical use of its present participial adjective ailing ...

  • My personal albatross is the couplet “Eight ever/Nine never” which has to do with taking a fitnesse in bridge, and how many cards my side has in the suit; to my partners' distress, I forget the finesse--against the king, or against the queen--to which the rule applies.

  • On Face the Nation , political consultant Ralph Reed went further, calling the scandal Al Gore's "albatross" because "he acted as an advocate for a president who 73 percent of the American people believe committed perjury and only 24 percent think is honest and trustworthy."

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