Example sentences for: definitive

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

  • It's among the "grand English-language biographies of our time," says poet Richard Howard in the New York Times Book Review . And art historian Dore Ashton describes it as definitive.

  • According to the Chronicle of Higher Education , Jordan's collaborator will be legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, an untenured professor at New York University's law school, who swept to prominence last year with the publication of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy . Hailed as the definitive account of Jefferson's long-rumored love affair with the slave Sally Hemings, Gordon-Reed's book argues that historians should give credence to the story of Jefferson's mistress and their six children.

  • But nevertheless, it is within the province of any writer to make a definitive statement on a specific point.

  • "No definitive number of Americans who went over to the enemy is available, but Moorer indicated there were scores.

  • However, more definitive answers regarding biofilm formation in human infection caused by nontypeable H. influenzae awaits detailed studies involving confocal laser microscopy of clinical samples containing the organism.


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