Example sentences for: derail

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

  • 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:

  • It was Republicans, more than Democrats, who tried unsuccessfully to derail the CDA in Congress.

  • Not, however, before Johnson's reckless attempt to derail him by reminding delegates of rumors that Joseph Kennedy Sr., while he was ambassador to England, had appeased Hitler.

  • Another WSJ front-page piece notes that while the current economic differential between the U.S. and the leading Asian economies will amp our trade deficit somewhat, few think the Asian crisis will derail America's current economic expansion--because the other major legs of the economy, like consumer confidence, business profits and government expenditures, are robust.


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