Example sentences for: it--but

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

  • As for the invasion, the film understandably simplifies events--it leaves out, for instance, the unheeded pleas for help made by Tibet to India that preceded the invasion and the unheeded pleas to the United Nations that followed it--but on the whole, the movie is fairly accurate.

  • It all seems unpleasant and slightly absurd--the night guard is "an excellent form of birth control," as one wearer puts it--but the alternative is losing your teeth at 40, getting dentures, and gumming your food.

  • It's true no one has challenged it--but would you want to be the station manager at the UPN station in Provo who took on NBC's exclusive rights in court?

  • Only in one clause does Sontag hint at the conditions underlying the book--"today's hugely complex fashion-and-photography system," she calls it--but the topic at hand is something else, and she veers away.

  • The CDA, of course, won't be perfect, either--many will flout it, and Web sites in other countries won't be bound by it--but the ban plus the technological fix probably will shield children better than the technological fix alone.


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