Example sentences for: inadvertently

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

  • Because of the low socioeconomic status of a large percentage of Chicanos in the United States and the lack of equal opportunities in education and employment, many Chicano families have been inadvertently introduced to this subculture.

  • Clinton used the passive voice to obscure his responsibility ("the Chinese Embassy was inadvertently damaged and people lost their lives") and offered good intentions as an excuse ("We're doing everything that we can to avoid innocent civilian casualties").

  • The main point they expressed was that, while not legally precise, "innocent" was preferable because it doesn't run the risk of libel that "not guilty" does if the "not" is inadvertently dropped.

  • In focusing on the notion of life's improbability--or lack thereof--Dawkins has inadvertently drawn attention to the greatest weakness of Darwinian theory.

  • Some are moved by the film's themes of redemption and spirituality; Roger Ebert says it's full of "vivid characters, humor, outrage and emotional release" (the Chicago Sun-Times ). Less kind reviews note the "inadvertently racist overtones" of the relationship between Hanks and Duncan (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ) and say the movie has the "suffocating deliberateness of a river of molasses" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ). (David Edelstein the movie in Slate : "not all of the movie is melodramatic, pseudo-mystical drivel--only about two hours and 15 minutes."


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