Example sentences for: discomfiting

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

  • Some wonder if this is a result of having a living subject--"Kaplan doesn't push, doesn't ask discomfiting questions" (Richard Dyer, the Boston Globe )--and note that Vidal "seems to have been able to exert his considerable charm, guile, and authority over his biographer" (Martin Rubin, the Washington Times ). Several also mention that Kaplan has been beaten to the punch by Vidal himself, who released his own memoir, Palimpsest , just three years ago.

  • Another discomfiting feature passed along by the Times is that the general's son was hired by Hughes to work on the project.

  • But just as Little Rock residents are embarrassed by Central High, the discomfiting monument to desegregation and the town's other claim to history, some are queasy about celebrating their not-so-favorite son.

  • It's close to pure farce, yet its laughs are grounded in loneliness, impotence, self-loathing, and that most discomfiting of vices to dramatize: envy.

  • (I realize I wrote about the sell-off yesterday instead of Greenspan, which might seem to be discomfiting by my standards, but I've already issued too many hosannas to the Great Alan for another one to be interesting.


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