Examples of A-bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biopic about the father of the A-bomb will also be competing for best screenplay, best male actor for Cillian Murphy, a best supporting male actor nod for Robert Downey Jr. and best supporting female actor for Emily Blunt. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Jan. 2024 Understanding the human, political and moral implications of their research doesn’t come as easily, though their leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer (at least as played by Cillian Murphy), gains some inkling in Christopher Nolan’s intimate A-bomb epic. Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Japan finally enacted the A-bomb Survivors Medical Care Law in 1957, more than a decade after the attacks, which enabled survivors to receive health examinations and medical care, although there were huge arguments over who would to be eligible. Arthur Caplan, Scientific American, 6 Aug. 2023 That A-bomb test sequence is the film’s great centerpiece. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 July 2023 The A-list cast of Christopher Nolan's A-bomb epic Oppenheimer all agree the film's star, Irish actor Cillian Murphy, gives the performance of his life as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to create an atomic bomb during World War II. Nigel Smith, Peoplemag, 21 July 2023 Facing obstacles to renew his government security clearance, Oppenheimer narrates his own life story in full color, from coming up in the science ranks in Europe to his high-profile work with the Manhattan Project developing an A-bomb before the Nazis and the Russians can. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 19 July 2023 How the government hid the A-bomb in New Mexico from even those who lived next door already is an intriguing story. Dennis Eskow, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2020

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of A-bomb was in 1945

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“A-bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A-bomb. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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