Example sentences for: derailing

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

  • This would force Starr's prosecutors to answer questions and release documents, possibly derailing his investigation.

  • Henry Waxman, D-Calif.,--of derailing the bill in hopes of creating a campaign issue with which to truncheon the Republicans.

  • Daunting to early-20th-century explorers—trapping (and ultimately crushing) Ernest Shackleton's Endurance and derailing Robert Scott's 1901 Discovery expedition—the seasonal pack ice is the lifeblood of Antarctica's marine ecosystem.

  • Derailing can be done with a few common chemicals or tools (remove a short section of rail), or a tow strap and vehicle (simply pull the rail out of line a few inches).


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