Example sentences for: depth

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

  • The eighteen essays and extracts and the perceptive introduction reveal the range and depth of the debate about feminism and language.

  • He went from painting realistic New York scenes to concocting mythological motifs with titles like Archaic Idol and Tentacles of Memory . In a way, the shift was less abrupt than it seemed, for Rothko traded in one set of underground subjects, the subway, for another, the "depth psychology" strata of the unconscious, with dreamscape bric-a-brac lifted from Surrealist painters Joan Miró and Yves Tanguy.

  • The exploratory study looked in depth at four of the nine demonstration sites prior to conducting a program effects evaluation.

  • Some blast the film because it uses a child's death "as merely the first manipulation of many meant to engender sympathy for its heroine" and call it "fraudulent in every detail" (Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ). Others deny these charges, saying the movie has "an emotional depth and psychological acuity that place it in a category by itself" (Stephen Holden, the New York Times ). Most concur in their estimation of Weaver's work: "emotionally direct … lovely, warm" (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ). (Click here to read a review of the Jane Hamilton novel that was the basis of the film.)

  • And if you're the parent of a child who's lucky enough to have a good teacher, you rarely find yourself worrying about whether the method being employed is traditional or progressive, whether there's enough breadth or enough depth.


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