Example sentences for: anodyne

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

  • But after about an hour of anodyne sentiments, Rahm Emanuel, a Clinton political adviser more pugnacious than the others, couldn't take it any more.

  • Bill Bradley, George W. Bush, and Elizabeth Dole are wooing voters with charm, biography, anodyne rhetoric, and "calculated haze."

  • Where the old Newt was a compelling meanie, the new one offers anodyne platitudes and empty uplift.

  • Oddly enough, a century ago we did much the same thing with a rude Dutch term, pappekak , which we anglicized into the anodyne poppycock .

  • Because this is the problem: In the face of our postwar, retail, mobile, corporate culture, democracy is not only a seemingly ineffectual anodyne to social blight; it becomes a part of the problem.


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