Example sentences for: phew

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

  • The childish exclamation peeyoo! , for instance, probably stems from a distorted rendering of phew! , just as another air-and-spit expression of disgust was once rendered as pfui! but gradually turned into fooey! , which is both easier to read and pronounce.

  • Slate's lawyer tells me this sort of framing doesn't violate anyone's copyright (phew!)

  • Where I grew up the expression phew was one of relief: Phew! I passed the test; Peeyoo ! was an exclamation of disgust upon smelling a bad smell.

  • Phew!

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