Example sentences for: pawned

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

  • A handful of critics concede that while the film is technically excellent, it's in no way groundbreaking; rather it's simply a collection of "stale and reactionary ideas" being pawned off "under the all-purpose rubric of 'black comedy' " (David Edelstein, Slate ). (Click to read the rest of Edelstein's review.)

  • My Anderson frenzy might make sense if I were, say, a compulsive gambler who'd pawned his fiancee's engagement ring to wager against Kentucky.

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