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.

  • Helms says he will use his powers as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to derail William Weld's nomination to become ambassador to Mexico because Weld supports the decriminalization of marijuana for medical use.

  • However, three factors--which could surface at any time--may derail his ambitions:

  • USA Today leads with concerns that Protestant and Catholic extremists could derail last Friday's historic peace deal.

  • If Exxon took over Mobil--the most likely scenario, experts say--the resultant company could be worth $160 billion, says the WP . Though both Exxon and Mobil stocks leaped at the news, the WP uses paragraph two to cite cautious experts who worry that various factors--among them the "intense, independent personalities of the two firms' chief executives"--could yet derail the deal.


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