Example sentences for: derailed

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

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

  • Regarding Omagh, Britain's Sunday People said that last year's bombing by the splinter group Real IRA could easily have derailed the peace process, but "the desire for peace was too strong for one breakaway IRA group to torpedo it.

  • 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.

  • Bradley's game plan, however, has been highly effective, and he has much to lose by being derailed from it.

  • 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 .

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