Example sentences for: anomie

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

  • In the post-World War II years, urban strife and suburban anomie gave rise to school violence of the sorts broadly rendered by Hollywood in the 1955 films Rebel Without a Cause and Blackboard Jungle . The nation waxed hysterical over "juvenile delinquency," as the vogue phrase had it--alienated adolescents unaccountably sullen in the bountiful Eisenhower years.

  • It's about the little moments of anomie in the daily routine, underscored by cheerful violence and Tarantino-esque riffing.

  • Valelly thinks that e-voting would create "political anomie."

  • She conflates belligerence, divisiveness, polarization, titillation, jealousy, incivility, aloofness, ruthlessness, cruelty, savagery, contempt, glibness, cynicism, anomie, partisanship, obstructionism, and gridlock.

  • The accounts in both papers steer pretty clear of sociological explanations--the only reason for the anomie that's discussed seems to be $4 bottles of water and $6 pretzels.


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