Example sentences for: deviancy

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

  • Although almost any urban Chicano who was young in the 1940s was affected by the style and language of the pachuco, the stereotypic pachuco was often associated with violence and deviancy.

  • Exaggerating the severity of cases is what columnist Charles Krauthammer has called "defining deviancy up."

  • Is the result a delegitimization of the drug war--a cultural surrender--an instance of defining deviancy down, as cultural conservatives would have it?

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