Example sentences for: amok

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

  • He points out that where regulators run amok, they tend to disrupt the rental market and the job market simultaneously.

  • 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.

  • (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.

  • Meanwhile, Aldrich Ames and Harold Nicholson were running amok.

  • Applying the same insight to more serious instances of spending run amok, we'll end up making recommendations like "abolish the Pentagon" or "abolish the Department of Health and Human Services"--recommendations that are surely unrealistic and possibly unwise.


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