Example sentences for: deflects

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

  • Responding to such questions, McCain always smiles, thanks his interrogators, praises his opponents, and deflects the challenge with a self-mocking joke.

  • The cover story describes how Clinton's "attack machine" of private investigators, lawyers, and spin doctors deflects the various White House scandals (Travelgate, Paula Jones, Troopergate, etc.).

  • Talking about abuse not only permits guiltless voyeurism--it also gives shape to inchoate feelings of childhood hurt, it tells us why we are the way we are and gives us someone to blame, and it deflects a sense of cultural or moral decline onto a group of particular individuals.


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