Example sentences for: invoking

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

  • But invoking such defenses publicly would destroy his reputation.

  • Meanwhile, says the Post , his grand jury investigation focused on Monica Lewinsky's federal job history, with a potential wrangle over the possible invoking of executive privilege by certain senior Clinton aides still on hold.

  • Any restrictive tampering with language in America immediately prompts a knee-jerk reaction invoking the First Amendment, which it would not be inappropriate to quote here:

  • I've never met a psychiatrist clumsy enough to use the words "Oedipal conflict" with a patient, let alone to explain it by invoking Sophocles, but this dumb bit is worth it to watch De Niro blanch, shake his head in disgust at the thought of Oedipus and his mom, and exclaim, "Fuckin' Greece."

  • The Greeks tempted fate by invoking the names of their superiors on Mount Olympus; they also swore upon everyday objects whose properties they respected but did not fully understand.


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