Example sentences for: decry

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

  • If this piece turned up in the Whitney Museum labeled as an "installation" and funded by an NEA grant, conservatives would rise to decry it on the floor of the House of Representatives.

  • Many people decry the pebble beach, preferring soft sand; however, in the summer Meltemi winds, pebbles of coin size don’t blow around and spoil your day, whereas sand does.

  • You do have to marvel at the ability of Prada-clad celebrities to sit at a $500-a-plate dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel and decry overpaid CEOs and rich people in general as if they were an alien species.

  • 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.

  • While her surrogates decry the "long knives" arrayed against her, Brown accuses her rivals of "blood sport."


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