Example sentences for: defunct

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

  • In the Weald, haazes , the h dropped, is still used for haws . Occasionally, the close listener in autumn may also hear the pre-1939 generation call them harves . I am sixty-five, but when I was a boy living in the North Downland area south of Sittingbourne up to Maidstone, it was common to hear children calling haws arzey-garzeys , sometimes varied to azzy-gazzies . I haven't heard this for many years and I fear when my generation has “crossed over” this description, like my generation, will be defunct.

  • The sadly defunct Horsham to Steyning railway line was called the linger and die.

  • Steinbrenner spent the last years of the Cold War bidding on Navy contracts for his (now defunct) shipyard.

  • (Although it is doubtful whether Greider is aware of the source of his ideas--as Keynes wrote, "Practical men, who believe themselves quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist."

  • Talabani fled to the Iran border, and the PUK is all but defunct.


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