Example sentences for: outflanked

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

  • A few years later, a British fleet commanded by George Clifford, the Earl of Cumberland, shrewdly outflanked the fortress.

  • But when Clinton outflanked them and Gingrich's ethics problems embarrassed them, even the party's most intransigent ideologues learned the necessity of compromise.

  • Meanwhile, Locke has proposed spending about half the reserve fund to bail out local governments--perhaps because he doesn't want to be outflanked by the state auditor who has positioned himself as the Democrat who can make I-695 work (the auditor wants a financial review of all state programs).

  • Will, who was the mainstream conservative columnist in the '70s, found himself outflanked on the right by William Safire, Pat Buchanan, Robert Novak, and Charles Krauthammer.


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