Example sentences for: anathema

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

  • All but Collins are running for re-election in 2000, and all represent states where the removal of Clinton is anathema.

  • From the standpoint of style, clichés are anathema: they are boring, repetitious, and reflective of poor writing.

  • Yes, abortion is anathema to John Paul II, who is bemused by suggestions that he has an "obsession" with the subject, but he condemns abortion because he sees it as not only anti-life but also anti-woman.

  • It may be argued that in a descriptive grammar—how can a grammar be anything but descriptive? —comment about good and bad English are anathema, but weasily little comments can be inserted (as they are in dictionary usage notes) referring to careful speakers, educated users, their peers, and others whom users of a grammar might, conceivable, wish to emulate.

  • To understand the nature of this challenge, you need to realize that although the name of John Maynard Keynes is anathema to many conservatives, it was in fact Keynesian economics that allowed capitalism as a system--as well as belief in the efficacy of free markets--to survive the Great Depression.

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