Example sentences for: stand-in

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

  • The style is naturalistic; the plot is your basic love triangle, with a lesbian twist: Adele, whose butch forthrightness makes her an obvious stand-in for Stein, falls for a frustrating coquette, Helen, who returns her love but can't commit because she's already beholden to Mabel, a rich, withered-spinster type.

  • Lidie equals Huck, and Lorna equals Jim--Lidie even has a mischievous young cousin who's a stand-in for Tom Sawyer--and the whole point of the book is to shine the harsh light of reality on Twain's irresponsible fantasy.

  • Heep is, however, a fine stand-in for the House Majority Whip, Tom DeLay of Texas.

  • Is it Madden who's attacking Varga's Hungarian maid Iris (Elina Lowensohn), or is Madden a stand-in for Harry?

  • Bunt is named for an elder brother who died in infancy, and both Betty and Bunt seem to feel that he is only a stand-in for his predecessor.

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