Example sentences for: sterile

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

  • The appropriate number of cells was diluted into 50 μl sterile saline and then added to an equal volume of sterile Matrigel on ice.

  • In Dancing at Lughnasa (it's pronounced LOO-nassa), the sisters reside in a sterile and repressive Ireland--but one in which the pagan past continues to bubble up, most visibly in the harvest feast of Lughnasa, when peasants take to the hills to build fires, drink to even greater excess than usual, and dance orgiastically.

  • injections of 100 μl containing a mixture of 200 μg each of the G7 peptides, the PD peptides or the HEL/OVA peptides, dissolved in 50 μl of sterile, pyrogen-free 0.9% NaCl ("saline") and emulsified in an equal volume of incomplete Freund's adjuvant (IFA) (Difco Laboratories, Detroit, MI).

  • (Come to think of it, the first Broadway play I ever saw, Equus , featured Hopkins in the role of the shrink who concludes that a boy who blinded eight horses with a metal spike has a passion sadly lacking in his sterile countrymen.)

  • The tensions between, say, competition and compassion, or efficiency and equity, which blighted politics for so long, are sterile quarrels of yesteryear.


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