Example sentences for: inventiveness

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

  • Of course, there's plenty of dreck being written for all ages, but the best kids' books--particularly ones by British writers--pull their readers through adventures of the sort that seem to have vanished from serious adult fiction, with compelling inventiveness that's rarely been seen since Lawrence Sterne.

  • The menswear shows deployed a similar suggestiveness--a form-fitting shape, a brazen inventiveness of texture and hue, a daring sweep of cuff, collar, and coattail, all totally forbidden by Saville Row, but gloriously worked up for women during the last 30 years by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent.

  • Flat-Head , for example, refers to several tribes (Catawba, Chinook, Choctaw, Waxshaw, et al.) that once practised head-flattening; and the Yellowknife , an Algonquian people living east of Great Slave Lake, Canada, were so named from their use of copper implements: pedestrian names, these, in which inventiveness played no part.

  • The inventiveness of such word-users may also be uncontrolled, a feature of which little account has been taken in analyzing Caribbean language use, the display of diction practised by elderly men on such festive occasions as christenings and weddings, especially the latter.

  • This is low-tech inventiveness at its best" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). BWP is "the new face of movie horror" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ), and it ends with "as heart-stopping a climax as any the genre has seen in years" (Jay Carr, the Boston Globe ). The Los Angeles Times ' Kevin Thomas demurs, knocking it as "a clever, entertaining stunt, no more, no less," but Joe Morgenstern (the Wall Street Journal ) advises, "Don't see this ingenious first feature if you believe in ghosts."


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