Example sentences for: disappointingly

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

  • Reviewers say that sections are on par with Invisible Man --especially the set pieces, dialogue, and riffs--but the novel as a whole doesn't match up: It "provides the reader with intimations of the grand vision animating Ellison's 40-year project, but it also feels disappointingly provisional and incomplete" (Kakutani, the New York Times ). ( Slate 's Jacob Weisberg found the novel more satisfying than most critics.

  • But you cite Being John Malkovich , Three Kings , and South Park as your examples, and I can only observe that the first did disappointingly at the box office, the second only fairly well, and while South Park made piles of money, my own guess, having attended a public screening, is that its fans did not respond to it with complexity but embraced its vulgarity while the irony whizzed right overhead.

  • Having disappointingly failed to settle the question of whether a camel can pass through the eye of a needle, Slate's "Dispatches & Dialogues" department has moved on to new theological disputes (in addition to ongoing exchanges about divorce and global capitalism).

  • Cameramen and reporters buttonhole members as they begin trickling out around 10, and it is immediately and disappointingly obvious that the president said nothing about Topic A, and his Democratic allies didn't ask him about it.

  • The priest is named Thomas Aquinas--not, disappointingly, the reincarnated author of Summa Theologica but some old geezer who has cut out his own tongue and put it in a mayonnaise jar for reasons that it would take a second viewing of End of Days for me to figure out.


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