Example sentences for: inadvertent

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

  • Spanish rule dictated Portugal’s inadvertent involvement in Spain’s ongoing wars.

  • Lake has two problems: 1) his (inadvertent, he says) failure to sell some energy stocks in 1993, when he became national security adviser; and 2) Republican alarm that he might be a dangerous lefty, based on his 1970 resignation from the National Security Council over Nixon's invasion of Cambodia, and on his more recent refusal to confirm that Alger Hiss was a staff Soviet spy.

  • 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.

  • 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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