Example sentences for: amok

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

  • (See Slate 's review of his The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories .) Banned from giving interviews by a judicial gag order, Paula Jones was doing "her best to prevent their two young children running amok and raiding the fridge," while her husband spoke on her behalf, Evans-Pritchard wrote.

  • "Instead of Wanda 's delicious anti-PC nastiness (flattened lapdogs, stuttering jokes) and bawdy high-spiritedness, Fierce piles on sight gags as crass commercialism runs amok in the zoo," says the USA Today's Susan Wloszczyna.

  • Since they blame Democrats for outing Livingston, and they don't think his adultery should have ended his career, they agreed on the Sunday talk shows that "personal destruction" has run amok and that politicians shouldn't be judged by their past indiscretions.

  • But, even as he emulates the rooster that thinks the sun rises because it crows, Morris demonstrates how right Panetta and the others were to be terrified about his running amok in the White House.

  • Ground crews for Sabena, the national flag carrier, ran amok during a 1996 strike day at the airport, smashing the terminal's glass walls and doing millions of francs worth of damage, then demanding more money from the very government that was going to have to pay for the repairs.


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