Example sentences for: irreverence

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

  • He digs Van Morrison's music and Jack Nicholson's irreverence.

  • Newsweek extols the "poetic" libretto by Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting An Icon , as well as its "brilliantly eclectic score" and its general irreverence (Jackie is played by Nicole Heaston, who is short, stout, and African-American).

  • Pop-art icon Roy Lichtenstein died . Obituaries generally celebrated him for countering texture and esoteric expression with irreverence and ironic wit, and for being an all-around nice guy.

  • Blasphemy and profanity , for instance, are differentiated on the grounds that the former treats “(something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt,” while the latter “is an attack on religion or religious doctrine.”

  • Tannen finds it particularly unseemly that reporters and independent counsels treat the nation's ultimate father figure with such irreverence.


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