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."

  • 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?

  • During the 1990s they made numerous attempts to de-stabilize his regime, finally resorting to attacking the mainstay of the Egyptian economy — tourism  — and several despicable attacks on foreign visitors resulted in over 60 deaths.

  • Matthew Shepard: the despicable defense .

  • Though Secretary Albright made no secret of thinking the Taliban "despicable," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, led a delegation to South Asia-including Afghanistan-in April 1998.


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