Example sentences for: own--a

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

  • His denunciation of gimmicks notwithstanding, the spot offers one of its own--a distracting back-and-forth between color and black-and-white that's pure ploy.

  • Every great city is constructed around a principle all its own--a principle of brute strength in one case, of sensuous delicacy in another, of majesty somewhere else, and mad chaos elsewhere.

  • has a visual energy all its own--a blizzard of boulders, the village blanketed with mauve ash, a bridge cracking apart and dumping its cargo of cars into a river" (Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ). "The stupid thing gets the job done" (David Denby, New York ). Critics interpret the sudden outcropping of natural-disaster movies as nostalgia for the '70s and films such as The Poseidon Adventure and Jaws , "some of whose plot elements have been recycled here," says Denby.

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