Example sentences for: downbeat

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

  • Turow's just gets richer and smarter" (Tom DeHaven, Entertainment Weekly ). Michiko Kakutani delivers one of the few downbeat reviews, claiming that the novel "imparts little of the insider's knowledge" that graced his other books and that "it lacks a fundamental sense of suspense" (the New York Times ). (Click here to read an excerpt from the book.)

  • To the families involved in the Woburn tragedy, the real climax of this story isn't the downbeat ending of the book or the sleight of hand, "let's call the Environmental Protection Agency," upbeat ending of the movie.

  • In form, it's a showbizzy patter song, but because of its lightning tempo (which makes the words barely intelligible) and the steady repetition of "bitch" on the downbeat, it has the primal force of an incantation:

  • The oversight is not the result of an effort to avoid downbeat or offensive sides of Degas, but rather a failure to understand the seismic shift in French society caused by "l'affaire ." Photography and French nationalism were also linked in Degas' mind.

  • , seriously misrepresent the downbeat, contemplative collaboration of picture editor Vincent Virga and historian Alan Brinkley.


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