Example sentences for: it--not

How can you use “it--not” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Much of it is risible, yet I loved watching it--not because I thought that the emperor was wearing new clothes but because I thought he looked fine--beautiful, actually--naked.

  • A trace of DNA on a murder weapon, for example, only demonstrates that the suspect touched it--not that he actually committed the crime.

  • They were each discussing it--not discreetly but not "publicly"--at a screening for critics of The Talented Mr. Ripley , and I'm certain that they didn't think some smartass like me would report the gist of their conversations to the world.

  • The Simpsons are our truest, best selves: stupid--maybe; lazy--you bet; suspicious of authority--always; willing to do anything about it--not really; but above all, loyal to our spouses, our children, our little sisters, our friends, our hometowns, our bad haircuts, and our favorite brand of beer.


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