Example sentences for: inadvertent

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

  • Laboratory data should be recorded on a real-time basis to prevent the loss of information or inadvertent introduction of errors into the record.

  • Such "inadvertent anti-urban propaganda" also hurts Baltimore's reputation and economy.

  • Here is a sampling of improbable movie moments from the summer of 1999: A young man takes a sudden notion to hump an apple pie; a gargantuan crocodile inexplicably migrates from its tropical habitat to set up shop in a frigid Maine lake; a trio of doomed documentarians, being stalked in the woods by a furry witch, never stops filming and videotaping themselves even as they are supposedly jumping out of their skins with terror; the search for an Alzheimer's cure leads to the inadvertent creation of oversized mako sharks with brains so enhanced they are able to apply the principles of hydraulic engineering to their deadly advantage, to say nothing of operating commercial kitchen equipment.

  • (Some of the freshest lines in the book come with his description of Oliver Stone's film The Doors , which "offers an inadvertent parody, a portrait of an amateur oracle's excruciatingly dull metamorphosis into a pitiful, drunken slob.")

  • Nicholas Lemann's absorbing new history of American meritocracy, The Big Test , contains an interesting anecdote about William F. Buckley's inadvertent role, while an undergraduate at Yale during the late 1940s, in helping that university restrict the number of Jews and Catholics it admitted.


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