Example sentences for: plainclothes

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

  • Vatican II gave rise to a less hierarchical and more outward-looking Catholicism and set the stage for once-unthinkable innovations like plainclothes nuns and the celebration of the Mass in English and other modern languages.

  • Three plainclothes NYPD officers without radios or protective gear had begun ascending either stairwell A or C of the NorthTower.

  • Johnnie Cochran said he will assemble a dream team of lawyers to hold the New York police "accountable" for the death of an African street peddler . The victim, Amadou Diallo, died after plainclothes policemen fired 41 bullets at him in the vestibule of his apartment building, hitting him 19 times.

  • She did resist arrest, by the way; the cop was in plainclothes, and she had no idea he even was a cop, so she bit him.

  • The three plainclothes NYPD officers who had made it up to the 54th floor of the NorthTower felt the building shake violently at 9:59 as the SouthTower collapsed (though they did not know the cause).

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