Example sentences for: imitation

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

  • What was best about the undergraduate education I subsequently got at Yale was what was done in imitation of Chicago--a freshman year Great Books program, structured around discussion in small seminars.

  • The street acquired its name in the 19th century, when it was laid out for the vehicles of the city’s Western residents; a more recent redesign evokes that era with red brick sidewalks and imitation gas lamps — but the boutiques along the street are up-to-the-minute.

  • Critics agree that this film is a sorry imitation of the original: "as generic in every aspect as Brian De Palma's original was inventive" (Dennis Harvey, Daily Variety ). The plot is the same (tortured telekinetic teen starts bloodbath when humiliated), but this time it's just "campy inanity" (Jay Carr, the Boston Globe ) with none of the original's terrifying flair.

  • The cover book review pans Norman Mailer's autobiography of Jesus ( The Gospel According to the Son ) as an unimaginative imitation of the real Gospels.

  • The director, Antoine Fuqua, a veteran of Coolio music videos, does a passable slow-motion Woo imitation (Woo is one of the executive producers), but the plot and dialogue are Brand X, and Chow--by turns courtly, worried, and earnest--has nothing of the rock 'n' roll bad boy that put him on the map.

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