Example sentences for: downplaying

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

  • News notes that 60 percent of U.S. pregnancies are unplanned, then slams doctors for downplaying effective contraceptives such as Depo-Provera, Norplant, and IUDs.

  • Just as old lefties could never concede that Alger Hiss was guilty and Kennedy hands must keep downplaying evidence of JFK's recklessness, they'll keep on spouting the spin.

  • Is The Post downplaying the Times scoop or did the NYT overplay its hand?

  • The chief economist of the World Bank's East Asian desk authored a 1993 book downplaying the presence of industrial policy in the region, while a concluded that "rapid growth in each economy was primarily due to the application of a set of common, market-friendly economic policies."

  • On the other hand, Fiorina is making too little of her accomplishment because she's downplaying just how talented she had to be to rise as fast as she has and to overcome all the lingering prejudices against women executives, especially in the old-line technology industry.


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