Example sentences for: despicable

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

  • John Cheever's daughter takes a beating: Jonathan Yardley says Susan Cheever's memoir of her struggles with alcohol is "Grade B literary/journalistic opportunism-cum-sensationalism" (the Washington Post ). Alex Beam goes further in the Boston Globe , calling it a "despicable, wooden memoir."

  • Didn't we used to deride the Soviet Union for putting those who expressed unpopular (albeit despicable) views in mental institutions?

  • In Cairo, the English language Egyptian Gazette said Thursday that "virtually everybody agrees that Saddam Hussein's despicable and shuddering deeds qualify him for the title of the world's most notorious despot."

  • While the First Amendment limits government action, not that of an employer, doesn't MLB--a group that constantly claims to symbolize America--have sufficient respect for that doctrine not to threaten to fire a guy for expressing his (albeit despicable) views?

  • But from a purely moral point of view, is it not utterly despicable for the president of the United States to use the power of his office to destroy the reputation of a person for the sole purpose of ensuring that that person will not be believed when she tells the truth?

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