Example sentences for: dismay

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

  • But naive or not, that dismay certainly feels true to its time, as does Wilcha's decision to stop filming after the suicide of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana.

  • In London, the Daily Telegraph carried a front-page cartoon of a dog sitting in the president's chair in the Oval Office and reading with dismay the newspaper headline "Starr Report: Buddy Stole Biscuits on 11 Separate Occasions."

  • Of course, there are words that are pronounced and stressed exactly alike in both syntactical uses: accord, control, decree, dismay, et al.; but these words appear to be in the minority.

  • 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).

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put the school into the news this month when she expressed her dismay about online legal education to the San Jose Mercury News . Ginsburg decried the lack of "face-to-face interaction," to which Concord student William Boletta responded, "I suggest that she might want to take a Tylenol or two and get ready for the 21 st century."


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