Example sentences for: jettison

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

  • When you think about it, it makes sense that some Alabamians found it hard to jettison overnight a 300-year-old custom.

  • At the same time, this overwhelmingly liberal community, happy to jettison the Second Amendment, is steamed that Washington has gone soft on the gun lobby.

  • If Wagner's operas can be excerpted for concert performance, and Stravinsky's ballet scores have a life of their own, why can't the soundtrack jettison its celluloid ballast and soar?

  • The key to peace lay in Nixon's decision to jettison his demand that Ho Chi Minh withdraw from South Vietnam--a demand that he could have renounced four years earlier, sparing 18,000 American lives.

  • And while we're at it, isn't it time to jettison all this anal-retentive preoccupation with a balanced budget?


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