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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • Placing the entire future of a corporation in the hands of arbitrageurs, which is what a tender offer amounts to, is the worship of property rights run amok.

  • In the United States, it's capitalism mixed with greed run amok.


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