Example sentences for: disappointment

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

  • Wallace's second collection of stories is roundly seen as a disappointment.

  • The Post notes the deep disappointment in Malaysia over the no-show by President Clinton, who stayed home to cope with the Iraqi crisis and sent Vice President Al Gore instead.

  • Parents have long been a terrible disappointment to the child-care community.

  • There have been ups (like the time when we had a mailing service that kept adding new and renewing subscribers' names and addresses without removing the old ones, leading us not only into a state of euphoria contemplating our 20,000 paid subscribers but, at the same time, into near bankruptcy paying the attendent increased printing and postage costs without the expected revenues); and, of course, there have been downs (like falling behind so far in the publishing schedule that we changed the dates of the issues from May, September, December, March to Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring (as in Of Thee I Sing! ), and the dismay and disappointment at the down-marketing of The New Yorker , once a stalwart—if expensive—source of new subscribers, now—still expensive—catering to the pretentious philistine market).

  • The same newspaper reported the "disappointment and grave concern" expressed by South African President Nelson Mandela over the detention without charges on Christmas Day of the Zambian founder-president and independence hero, Kenneth Kaunda, by the current Zambian president, Frederick Chiluba, who claimed that Kaunda had been implicated in an attempted coup d'état last October.


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