Example sentences for: decry

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

  • A longtime FAA security official described the air carriers' approach to security regulation as "decry, deny and delay" and told us that while "the air carriers had seen the enlightened hand of self-interest with respect to safety, they hadn't seen it in the security arena."

  • Clift points out that when the Lewinsky story first broke, the same McLaughlin panelists who now decry Hillary's attempts at psychoanalysis were enthusiastically probing the roots of the president's "sex addiction."

  • In From One Language to Another (1986) Jan de Waard and Eugene A. Nida decry the “clinging to old-fashioned language even though the meaning has radically changed” and as a deplorable example points to the retaining of “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” even though want no longer means to `lack' but rather `desire' and continues with, “Thus many persons understand this traditional rendering to mean, `The Lord is my shepherd whom I shall not want.

  • Sure, it's easy to decry the commercialization of the holiday, like putting trousers on all the figures in the nativity scene, adding a big electric sign that flashes: "Jesus Wore Khakis," and pocketing some pretty sweet change from the Gap.

  • Although the Fed rarely changes rates during campaigns, the move was interpreted as benefiting Clinton by denying Dole and Kemp an excuse to a) decry government constriction of the economy; and b) blame Clinton for incipient inflation.


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