Example sentences for: deflate

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

  • Participants were invited to deflate the AFI's Greatest Legends List of movie stars by devising a brief plot summary of a movie in which any equally ranked pair--for instance Charlie Chaplin and Joan Crawford are both rated No.

  • The NYT says that it appears Yeltsin's thinking is that Chernomyrdin's good relations with financiers and with the Communists in Parliament may help deflate the widespread calls for his own departure.

  • He liked to deflate solemnity with silliness.

  • So Anderson turned around and wrote up the encounter, in a way designed both to deflate his own persona and to make sport of Kael's infirmities and memory lapses.

  • Since both dominate exploration in Alaska, federal and state officials are worried that a merger might deflate competition and raise prices in the area.


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