Example sentences for: amateurs

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

  • Because the manuscript was nowhere near to being a coherent, finished work and because Ellison left no instructions, his literary executor John F. Callahan had to choose between disappointing the amateurs and infuriating the professionals.

  • The safest rule for amateurs is to decide in advance how much you can afford to lose (which you probably will) and stick rigidly to it.

  • With academia's standard rewards of promotion and tenure not as readily accruing in this work, the study of American place names is by and large in the hands of true lovers of the subject (amateurs in the etymological sense, and dilettantes).

  • Useless spoonerisms must be avoided and characterize their creators as rank novices or amateurs.

  • Next to the Metropolitan, the Brooklyn Museum looks like a bunch of amateurs.

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