Example sentences for: deflecting

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

  • 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.

  • Those accounts had the effect of deflecting questions about the military's capacity to obtain timely and accurate information from its own sources.

  • 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.

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

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