Example sentences for: deem

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  • Most critics take the opportunity to sum up Capote's career: They recall with regret that Capote spent more time schmoozing than writing, and deem his work less memorable than his social appearances, particularly at his fabled 1966 "Black and White Ball" and on the Tonight Show . Critics also chide Plimpton for rehashing, rather than investigating, old accusations, such as Capote's alleged lying and drinking problems.

  • But when she's on, Byatt's writing "leaps and pirouettes, shimmies and shivers" (Gabriella Stern, the Wall Street Journal ) and has an "aura of extravagant ingenuity" (David Barber, the Boston Globe ). A few find the tales a bit too similar--there is a theme throughout of the conflict between the warm southern temperament and the cold northern one--but most deem the sameness unimportant when the writing is so superb.

  • Another favorite Republican cause is the Small Business Administration, which exists to make loans to companies that banks deem nonviable.

  • If voters don't deem personal lives politically relevant, there's no justification for reporters invading people's privacy to find out about them.

  • 6. Pollitt and Sullivan alike deem me insensitive to the depth and complexity of the psyche, and Sullivan warmly endorses psychoanalyst Jonathan Lear's admonition that we dare not reject Freud lest those qualities drop out of sight.


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