Example sentences for: deadbeat

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

  • But while the Times swoons before these cradles of power, the general public-by which I mean my deadbeat friends-disdains them both, and it's not entirely jealousy.

  • By now, he had admitted to knowing Chambers, but merely as one "George Crosley," a "deadbeat" he'd been kind to in passing a decade earlier.

  • In his column today, William Safire goes off on an extended rant against all the ways in which privacy is imperiled, from your dealings with banks and employers and stores, to airline security and deadbeat dad tracking.

  • From the bar of Greenwich Village's Lion's Head pub, where he reigned as a sort of rumpled deadbeat Buddha, he attracted a circle of seedy admirers who kept him in cold beer and pocket change in return for recycled, embellished anecdotes concerning his hard-luck youth and years of wandering.

  • Nussle, by contrast, wants to punish deadbeat dads, but not abusive ones; he's a co-sponsor of the Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act, which says it's fine to smack the kids (the phrase used is "reasonable corporal discipline").


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