Example sentences for: derail

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

  • To enhance Algeria's chances of peace, Pakistan's Dawn said in an editorial that the recent upsurge of political violence--at least 130 people have been killed by armed extremists in recent weeks--must "not be allowed to weaken or derail" the peace efforts.

  • The NYT and LAT emphasize this "we've come a long way" angle, noting that one of Trimble's deputies helped derail the last attempt at a shared local government 25 years ago (the NYT says Trimble was also involved).

  • Even his latest act of spite, the attempt to derail William Weld's nomination as ambassador to Mexico, is being interpreted charitably by conservative pundits as a sign of Helms' commitment to a tough anti-drug policy.

  • Although this year's dispute may be more intense and the final margins closer than last year's, Congress will not derail China's MFN status unless Beijing commits an act of monumental folly over the next few weeks.

  • Skeptics will try to derail it.


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