Example sentences for: stave

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

  • What gimmicks are they employing these days to stave off the Angel of Death?

  • Although the vast majority of HIV-infected people in the world cannot afford these new treatments, for those who can, the drugs will possibly stave off disease and death.

  • The New York Times , Los Angeles Times , and Washington Post each lead with the latest development in the White House's attempt to stave off a Senate defeat of the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty--President Clinton's submission of a letter to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott asking him to postpone his planned floor vote on the treaty.

  • Jordan's King Hussein has gone home to die . He left the Mayo Clinic after his body rejected a bone marrow transplant (to stave off cancer) and his organs began to fail.

  • This very LAT piece is a good example: although the whole story is generated by the Content article, the paper manages to stave off using the C-word until the last--the twenty-third--paragraph.


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