Example sentences for: albatross

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

  • 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.

  • "Free me from that albatross around my neck."

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

  • Still, the library is beginning to seem less of an albatross.

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