Example sentences for: downplaying

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

  • Microsoft execs in general are well-known for downplaying the company's future prospects.

  • It wins credit for downplaying special effects in favor of story and "exploring the salutary effects of imminent doom" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). But it's said to be otherwise soporific, with too few action scenes and characters who seem oddly cavalier about their impending death.

  • We could present ourselves as the good guys--midwives to a historic settlement of health claims--while downplaying the role we played in minimizing (on our client's behalf) whatever sacrifice Big Tobacco had to make.

  • While the other papers all call this the centerpiece of Clinton's China trip, the WP claims that Clinton's team thought the televised press conference with Jiang Zemin had usurped this role, and so were downplaying the Beijing speech.

  • More important, the mainstream groups are downplaying what Pollard did.

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