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.

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Israel and Syria called the impasse a "crisis" that threatened to derail the entire peace process.


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