Example sentences for: amalgam

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

  • Another metal, tin—for which the Phoenicians used to sail as far from Tyre and Sidon to the mines on the coast of Cornwall nearly three millennia ago—bears a Latin symbol short for another metallic substance: Sn, for stannum , a Roman-era amalgam of silver and lead.

  • New York 's David Denby raves about Hercules: "[p]retty much a hash, an amalgam of Ovid and everything else ...

  • As TCR signaling induces the expression of IL-2, as well as other cytokines and their receptors, the ultimate T cell response is an amalgam of both antigen- and cytokine receptor-triggered events.

  • They urge patients to replace the excellent amalgam with plastic fillings at four times the price.

  • The basic template seems to be an amalgam of The Wizard of Oz and Happy Days : The relationship between Luke (Mark Hamill) and Han (Harrison Ford) is just the relationship between Richie and the Fonz; the Wookiee is cloned directly from the Cowardly Lion; and the scene in which C-3PO is dismembered by the Sand People is completely appropriated from the scene in which the Scarecrow is dismembered by flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz . It is true that The Wizard is a story implanted deep in the memory banks of the viewing public--but it is a stretch to call Star Wars ' appeal atavistic.


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