Example sentences for: deadpan

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

  • Such objects, with their elliptical wit, return us to the dark side of still life; these bones and cages and tacks and thermometers offer a deadpan answer to what life is: C'est la vie.

  • Encomiums for the sitcom--which depicts the goings-on behind the scenes of a TV talk show--praise star and creator Garry Shandling's deadpan humor, the show's skewering of show biz, and its blurring of life and art with celebrity cameos (guests on the final episode include Jerry Seinfeld, Warren Beatty, and Jim Carrey).

  • He keeps the action slightly remote and the jokes deadpan, and the upshot is that the audience almost never stops giggling.

  • 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.

  • A whole poetry of the ordinary came out of such images, from Walker Evans' frontal portraits of sharecroppers' beds to Jasper Johns' deadpan brace of ale cans.


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