Example sentences for: deadpan

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

  • A warm reception for rookie Australian director Shirley Barrett's "clever, deadpan comedy" (Maslin) about two sisters vying for the affection of a thrice-divorced radio DJ who moves to their outback town.

  • Michael Caine's turn as the benign head of the orphanage (a doctor addicted to ether) is excellent, but Tobey Maguire, playing the orphan Caine takes under his wing and grooms to be his successor, is too deadpan for most critics.

  • The script gives Grant a series of deadpan one-upmanships; what saves him from seeming like an utter snob is his habit of drawing attention to his own foolishness with a lovably self-deprecating stammer.

  • But those anxious bunnies Binky and Bongo and their sidekicks, the deadpan fez wearers Akbar and Jeff, are conspicuous (to me, anyway) in their absence.

  • Critics are split on the Coen brothers' follow-up to Fargo . The positive spin: They've grafted their trademark deadpan wit onto a '90s film noir.


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