Example sentences for: deirdre

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

  • Even for a Grisham novel, The Street Lawyer is said to be insubstantial, with "an unlikable hero, a slapdash plot and some truly awful prose" (Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times ). Grisham's social commentary is called both worthy and heavy-handed: His "depictions of the poor read like something turned in by a cub reporter" (Deirdre Donahue, USA Today ). The book is expected to sell out its 2.8-million-copy first run.

  • The expectations for McCourt's follow-up to the best-selling Angela's Ashes were high, and critics are uniformly disappointed: It "lacks the drama, the magic, the gentleness, the lilt of the first book" (Deirdre Donahue, USA Today ). They're quick to point out that 'Tis , which picks up McCourt's life at age 19, once he has left Ireland for America, is not a bad book, it's just not as good as the first.

  • Stanley Fish, formerly of Duke University's English department and now dean of liberal arts and sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has lured two more high-profile scholars to join his ranks--the transsexual economist Deirdre McCloskey from the University of Iowa, and Gerald Graff, a professor of English and education at the University of Chicago.

  • The only other Gaelic name widely acceptable to the middle classes that I remember was Deirdre.

  • Economist Deirdre McCloskey warns against hollow triumphs like, "Why did the man drink the motor oil?


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