Example sentences for: despicable

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

  • What happened to Rocker's right to free (albeit despicable) speech?

  • North Korean security officials say autopsies revealed vinyl sheeting, magnets, large nails, and the like in the animals' stomachs, and call the gift "a despicable trick in a bid to hinder and frustrate nongovernmental cooperation between the North and South."

  • Both Suharto and Abacha, of course, were despicable tyrants, with records of venality and bloody oppression.

  • Milosevic is despicable, but his removal would further destabilize Yugoslavia.

  • 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."


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