Example sentences for: americanism

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

  • The cheering around the world stopped short of classic anti-Americanism, but it went beyond mere appreciation for two games well played.

  • An editorial described the missile attacks as a disaster: "The hasty resort to violence shows that yet again the US is failing to grasp the political reasons for Islamic anti-Americanism.

  • Invented by a Frenchman, the neon sign quickly became an Americanism.

  • This was not a call for action, however, but a nostalgic evocation of the Italian anti-Americanism of the past.

  • Thus, kick the bucket is listed in the category E29e Pork (because of its presumed etymology, Slaughtered pigs are hung by the heels from the bucket or beam) while go west appears under G12e Sunset, bite the dust (questionably defined as brought low) appears at C10f Winning and losing the battle, buy the farm (which I cannot find in the OED ) is listed under E7a Land (where it is labeled as an Americanism, confuting my understanding that it originated with the R.A.F., early in WWII), and cash in your chips/ checks goes under K77c Roulette (which might be all right for a British English classification, but I think that Americans would expect to find it at K81 Poker ).


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