Example sentences for: irregulars

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

  • There ought to be room in the retelling of it for the letters Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass exchanged, for the similarities between Invisible Man and Ben Franklin's Autobiography , for the presence of Charles Chesnutt at the banquet to honor Twain shortly before the latter's death, and for the monument in Mississippi to the slaves who rode with a band of Confederate irregulars.

  • As American language buffs know--even those who do not take The New York Times --he is a fearless commentator on every aspect of English who has gathered behind him not only an army of admires but a cadre of contributors, dubbed “the Lexicographic Irregulars,’ who send him citations, comments, and queries.

  • Heeding his call of “Up them, brave Canadians, get ready your rifles and make short work of it,” a few hundred irregulars gathered at Montgomery’s Tavern north of Toronto.

  • In part, that is attributable to the designation of his correspondents, who keep him informed on language that is not within earshot, as the “Lexicographic Irregulars,” an amusing reference the first time or two it was used but now beginning to cloy.

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