Example sentences for: irks

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

  • Hailed as one of the best writers of his generation in 1996 when he published the immense novel Infinite Jest , Wallace irks the critics with this collection, which is mainly a series of sketches describing extremely unpleasant and misogynistic men.

  • Gore wants to make him talk about three losing issues: Reaganomics (which hurts Bradley among Democrats because he voted for Reagan's 1981 budget cuts), vouchers (Bradley's past support of pilot voucher programs offends powerful teachers' unions and Democratic voters who think vouchers threaten public schools), and ethanol (Bradley's past opposition to ethanol subsidies irks Iowans, who count on these subsidies to prop up farmers).

  • While this does not violate individual anonymity per se, the prospect irks privacy-rights activists.

  • What really irks me about the writing is its relentlessly upbeat tone.


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