Example sentences for: parlay

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

  • Moreover, the Republicans hold out hope that they can parlay these principles into good politics by persuading the public that Clinton's actions merit impeachment.

  • Yet the nation failed to parlay its biggest public-relations success--the October 1995 Million Man March --into greater influence and membership.

  • No black writer roughly of Ellison's generation--not Richard Wright, not Langston Hughes, not Zora Neale Hurston--was able to parlay one novel into a position of being a respected critic and theorist of American literature.

  • Details the papers mention include: a) The Chicago mob's help in the 1960 election was secured in a JFK-Sam Giancana face-to-face meeting arranged by JFK's father; b) Evelyn Lincoln, JFK's personal secretary, tells Hersh that she knows the West Virginia election was "bought"; c) Four ex-Secret Service agents describe the large numbers of sex partners--many of them prostitutes--ushered into the White House and hotel rooms; d) General Dynamics was able to parlay its discovery of JFK's affair with Judith Campbell Exner into a huge fighter plane contract.

  • He moved on to PBS, and, during the Watergate summer of 1973, partnered with MacNeil to parlay PBS' weakness (a lack of resources to dig for stories) into strength.

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