Example sentences for: derailed

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

  • 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?"

  • Tobacco CEOs can't even buy congressional friends--an unprecedented spectacle that astounds Cokie Roberts (ABC's This Week ). Perhaps Congress can unilaterally implement the derailed provisions, hope a few (Nina Totenberg and Jack Germond, Inside Washington ; Al Hunt, CNN's Capital Gang ). Thomas disagrees, arguing that the Supreme Court will ixnay cigarette advertising restrictions on First Amendment grounds.

  • 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.

  • Who derailed the tobacco deal?

  • Critics are intrigued by the dramatic story of successful 19 th -century gynecological surgeon Mary Amanda Dixon Jones, whose career was derailed by a smear campaign.


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