Example sentences for: instinct

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

  • Hoping to inspire submissions, they note that Martha "offers a simulacrum of warmth in a house devoid of people; she represents the instinct of workmanship to a population long divorced from it."

  • (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). However, quite a few softies like it: "Lewis and Ribisi eventually win you over" (Turan, the Los Angeles Times ); "by the storybook conclusion I was cheering them on, against all critical instinct" (Rod Dreher, the New York Post ). Stephen Holden of the New York Times opens his review with what sounds like a joke ("A beautifully acted love story") but isn't; he's the film's biggest fan.

  • The secretary said his instinct was to hit Saddam Hussein at the same time-not only Bin Ladin.

  • Prudie's instinct is to tell you to wait for someone who does seem just right.

  • (Knee-jerk liberals are at least motivated by a desire for social justice, while knee-jerk neo-conservatives operate strictly out of fear--a fear of change; a fear of human instinct; a fear, it often seems to me, of their own latent homosexuality.)

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