Example sentences for: deflecting

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

  • Critics dismiss the fourth installment in the Batman series as nonsensical kitsch, a "wild, campy costume party" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). Director Joel Schumacher ( A Time to Kill ), a former window dresser, leans heavily on high-concept get-ups (villainess Uma Thurman sports a suit made from 450 Santa Claus wigs) in the apparent hope of deflecting attention from a script that "has the eerie feeling of having no beginning, no middle and no end" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ). Still, his overwrought attempts to make the film fun--fast editing, crashingly loud sound effects--end up making it "a punishing ordeal" (Alex Ross, Slate).

  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde appeared on Face the Nation (CBS), Late Edition (CNN), and This Week With Sam and Cokie (ABC) to advance the cause of impeachment--by fielding and deflecting questions about how his committee would entertain such proceedings against the president.

  • Despite its reputation, aikido is decidedly nonaggressive--it's about deflecting punches and immobilizing your attacker--and there was a mellow, pleasantly upbeat atmosphere to the class.

  • The papers contain some interesting thoughts on how Clinton deployed the SOTU in the service of deflecting his impeachment predicament.

  • The latter is a way of accepting criticism; the former is a way of deflecting it.


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