Example sentences for: all-purpose

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

  • In the last few years, the expression one-liner has developed into an all-purpose usage.

  • A handful of critics concede that while the film is technically excellent, it's in no way groundbreaking; rather it's simply a collection of "stale and reactionary ideas" being pawned off "under the all-purpose rubric of 'black comedy' " (David Edelstein, Slate ). (Click to read the rest of Edelstein's review.)

  • It's amazing that Mendes and Ball get away with recycling so many stale and reactionary ideas under the all-purpose rubric of "black comedy."

  • Nowadays, we just say Cheers , an all-purpose word used indiscriminately.

  • To every part he brings an all-purpose dyspepsia.

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