Example sentences for: awfulness

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

  • Anthony Lane writes in The New Yorker : "It is, of course, profoundly gratifying that "The Phantom Menace" should emerge as a work of almost unrelieved awfulness.

  • Critics can't decide whether this fable by An Officer and a Gentleman director Taylor Hackford is good kitschy fun or a "never-never land of movie awfulness" (David Denby, New York ). Praise goes to Al Pacino's frenetic performance as the devil--a Manhattan lawyer--who wants to corrupt his naive junior partner, played by Keanu Reeves.

  • There is an explicit statement early on that "in one sense, obviously, it is not [over]," by which I mean the fact of many, many more deaths from HIV (including, eventually, probably, my own); and a clear assertion that "nothing I am saying here is meant to deny that fact, or to mitigate its awfulness."

  • The awfulness of air travel.

  • Not too many actors could have embodied this titan's dominating father, but Coburn is Saturn-like in his awfulness.


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