Example sentences for: derailed

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

  • Committee chairs also refuse to schedule confirmation hearings: Helms (again) derailed William Weld's nomination as ambassador to Mexico by refusing to let Weld testify.

  • In the same piece, he traces savvy to Portuguese, which might be correct, but Mencken's American Language derives it from the Spanish sabe . Professor Kaye's nuance word is, at a guess, a suggestion from a word-processor's spelling checker which was derailed by nonce word .

  • President Jiang Zemin, now touring Europe, derailed the plan of Prime Minister Zhu Rongji to cut China's bureaucracy in half and privatize its state-owned enterprises within three years, the article said.

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

  • The cynical spin: Now that the peace process is back on track, terrorists are staging bomb attacks in Israel to make sure it's derailed again.

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