Example sentences for: imaginative

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

  • Instead of facing a few very dangerous adversaries, the United States confronts a number of less visible challenges that surpass the boundaries of traditional nation-states and call for quick, imaginative, and agile responses.

  • Playing with the words of “uncertain origin” is like solving a puzzle: at its most imaginative but speculative worst, it amounts to a guess founded on assumptions and other guesses; and at its best, it is the formulation of a plausible solution based on a handful of genuine if limited clues that in the end also amount to a guess, albeit an informed and educated one.

  • Directing (by Hark Tsui) and cinematography are said to be imaginative and the Hong Kong scenery interesting, but the performance of "the Belgian blowhard" (Rod Dreher, the New York Post ) is dismal.

  • A few examples follow: dipper duck for the pied-billed grebe; jakes for young male turkeys (their elders are toms); loopwood or witch hobble for the hobblebush ( Viburnum alnifolium ) because the stems bend over and grow roots at the tips creating a loop that can abruptly trip a hiker in snowy woods; pippin , not for the apple, but for the tangy, red berry of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens); pugger for ferret; quong-queedle for the bobolink; rain crow for the cuckoo, often heard before rain; scoke (or skoke ) for pokeweed ( Phytolacca americana ) of Massachusett Indian origin; skipper for a young deer; and finally an imaginative one, whippoorwill shoes for the lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule) .

  • Metaphors are the shibboleths of language and culture, and proper imaginative, apt control of them is an indicator of one's knowledge of both.


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