Example sentences for: itself--whether

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

  • Grass' sarcasm is a welcome respite from the heavy-handed literalism of so much contemporary Holocaust narrative, from the 1979 television series Holocaust (another mass catalyst for German self-awareness) to Schindler's List to the odious Jakob the Liar . And yet, for all of Grass' rage at Germany's crimes, the fact that The Tin Drum rarely names those crimes or explores their existence, and seems so focused on the souls of the Germans, with little empathy to spare for their victims, makes the book feel more like a step on the way to something than like the thing itself--whether that thing be a more moral or simply a greater work of literature.

  • We deplore the tawdry chain of events itself--whether the deplorable scenario should turn out to be a president misbehaving and lying about it under oath, or the government brought to a halt by the fevered imaginings of an overexcitable young woman.

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