beyond the pale

idiom

: offensive or unacceptable
conduct that was beyond the pale

Examples of beyond the pale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the numbers, National Rally, until recently seen as beyond the pale, remains on a meteoric trajectory. Lee Hockstader, Washington Post, 8 July 2024 Bardella, just 28, has helped Le Pen soften the image of a party once seen as beyond the pale in France given its historic ties to antisemitism. Nancy Ing, NBC News, 1 July 2024 Recognizing that the Nazis had rendered dictatorship and race hatred beyond the pale, Le Pen refocused the far right on contesting elections by attacking immigration. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, 28 June 2024 This may seem over the top or beyond the pale, a takeover of a historic event by reality TV theatrics. Ron Elving, NPR, 22 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for beyond the pale 

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“Beyond the pale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond%20the%20pale. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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