Example sentences for: angels

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

  • Since angels tend to be of uncertain gender, neither Barbara nor Seville will have anything to do with them, so their status vis-à-vis mortality remains an open question.

  • You see winged nymphs and angels, arrow-bearing cupids, fabulously sensual and muscular naked women and men, enslaved Titans bearing the weight of entire lofty buildings on their sinewy backs, bearded philosophers, heroic Communist proletarians, and famous statesmen.

  • Critics profess surprise that Scottish director Danny Boyle's follow-up to the much-praised Trainspotting should have turned out to be a "pileup of spectacular flakiness" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ). They call the plot, in which a disgruntled janitor (Ewan McGregor) kidnaps and then falls in love with his boss's daughter (Cameron Diaz), "pure, vintage fluff" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). Scenes involving angels, played by Delroy Lindo and Holly Hunter, are said to be especially silly.

  • More skeptical news reports indicate that the opposition leaders are no angels.

  • Cagney riffed on this hard-boiled persona for about a decade, most harrowingly in Angels With Dirty Faces (1938), playing Rocky Sullivan, a killer who freaks out just as he's about to go to the electric chair.


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