Example sentences for: stab

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

  • Nevertheless, the tiara looked nothing at all like the Miss America crown, and I must admit I felt a stab of envy.

  • While I acknowledge that it is not easy to know how to sort out the many topics to be covered in a usage book, most reasonable writers have taken a stab at writing an entry under a heading that seems a likely place to look, then have provided a detailed index.

  • This action caused his brother-in-law to stab him, and it cost him his congressional seat in the 1796 election as well.

  • But that opens another can of worms, and Lemann's stab at the enormously difficult problem of improving education at the lower levels is not too encouraging: "We should adopt the goal of sending most people all the way through college ...

  • Men collide, blow themselves in half with their own mishandled grenades, stab themselves frantically with morphine needles, shove cigarettes up their noses to keep the stench of the dying and the dead at bay.


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