Example sentences for: alum

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

  • Saturday Night Live alum Adam Sandler successfully transforms himself from bumbling wise-ass into lovable leading man.

  • The cover story chronicles the admissions process at the University of Pennsylvania, then offers tips: High grades and low test scores are better than low grades and high test scores; hard classes and extracurriculars impress admissions officers; being an alum's kid does not guarantee admission.

  • In the piece, Dee Dee Myers joins fellow Clinton alum George S. in dumping on the White House: "Throughout the Clinton presidency, even times when I was there, the White House has created the appearance of wrongdoing by being slow to come forward with the facts."

  • The alum complained that "the campus seems more Jewish each time I arrive in Hanover.

  • The metal was identified in 1808 by Sir Humphry Davy, who originally named it alumium , based on Latin alumen , and alum , oxides and sulphates of aluminum, respectively, which were known to the ancients.


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