Example sentences for: derailed

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

  • I don't want to psychologize, but clearly he simply found himself unable to manage this large and difficult subject, floundered, and grasped onto a series of unwise devices that derailed the project--of which the fictional narrators are only one, and not the most disastrous.

  • Who derailed the tobacco deal?

  • Other appointments are never proposed and political campaigns are never launched (in addition to those that are famously derailed, like Gary Hart's) because of the threat that some sexual misadventure will become front-page news.

  • On This Week , Birch focused on civil rights and job discrimination, only to be derailed by George Will's first question: "Does basic, equal, civil rights include the right to marry?"

  • However, publicity about Moussaoui's arrest and a possible hijacking threat might have derailed the plot.


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