Example sentences for: detonate

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

  • The movie's chief pleasure is Mira Sorvino as a wise-ass passport forger who can detonate an insult with throaty, Bacall-like precision and then leap into gun battles with hell-for-leather abandon.

  • Pakistan is threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb in response to India's nuclear tests over the past week.

  • But even more of these bombs may detonate soon: President Clinton's budget allocates more funding to equal-pay enforcement, and Congress may soon expand the 1963 Act to allow for greater damages awards.

  • They planned to detonate the bomb on or around January 1, 2000.

  • The two films cited most often are Heathers , in which Christian Slater is foiled in an attempt to detonate his school, and The Basketball Diaries , in which Leonardo DiCaprio fantasizes about gunning down his classmates and a priest Terminator -style while his buddies cheer.


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