Example sentences for: plangent

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

  • Praise also goes to Fitzgerald's command of dialogue: "The conversations are many-voiced, sharp-witted and finely tuned enough to allow the reader to hear plangent undernotes and to feel the intoxicating buzz that good talk emits" (Lucy Hughes-Hallett, the Sunday Times ).

  • The Apostle's preachings (one can hardly call them "sermons") are marvelous production numbers, alternately plangent and syncopated; they make everyone--even those of us in the movie audience predisposed to find a Christian evangelist threatening--feel welcome.

  • But Whale's plangent ruminations are slack as well: "I've spent much of my life outrunning the past, and now it floods all over," he tells Boone, in what is surely the most generic line for a "memory play" ever written.

  • The movie's surface is velvety and immaculate--until the action is abruptly viewed through the video camera of the teen-age voyeur next door (Wes Bentley), and the graininess of the video image (along with the plangent music) suggests how unstable the molecules that constitute our "reality" really are.

  • What other madcap farce would dare to have a score--it's by the superb Carter Burwell--so plangent and melancholy?


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