Example sentences for: derail

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

  • Duberstein's wife gives him a pep talk in bed when he worries that Anita Hill might derail the nomination.

  • Israel is unlikely to welcome their return, but permanently settling them in Lebanon and Jordan could cost billions and derail the peace talks.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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


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