Example sentences for: ineffectual

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

  • Other writers call Clinton "more Nero than hero," compare him to ineffectual 19 th century President Grover Cleveland, and bemoan his inability to carry through promises about health care, race, education, and job training.

  • "Crack-up at Justice," the cover editorial, argues that Attorney General Janet Reno is an ineffectual pawn of the White House and that the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the FBI are rogue agencies.

  • In the version of that argument given in What It Means , he asserts that "most government interventions are ineffectual" because "modern society has the inertia of a ponderous freight train."

  • What I noticed about Forbes' performance tonight was that it was exactly the same as every other Forbes performance--thoroughly dishonest, numbingly repetitive, and increasingly obnoxious in its gratuitous and ineffectual anti-Washington demagoguery.

  • The papers note that the incident came after much belligerent talk from the Iraqis and after they directed ineffectual anti-aircraft fire toward a British aircraft over the weekend, giving rise to theories that Iraq is trying to undermine the U.S. policy of containment among U.S. allies.

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