Examples of cathartic in a Sentence
- There's something cathartic about a punch in the nose. —Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated, 28 Jan. 2002
- But Vietnam is hard to sell as a tidy, cathartic morality tale of troubled times overcome. —Jennifer Homans, New Republic, 2 & 9 Dec. 2002
- Many veterans, at first reluctant to speak, ultimately uncorked their emotions in a cathartic explosion. —Stanley Karnow, New York Times Book Review, 22 Nov. 1992
- It provokes no healthy tears, whereas Cervantes never fails … to open the cathartic floodgates. —Anthony Burgess, Homage to Qwert Yuiop: Selected Journalism 1978-1985, 1986
Recent Examples of cathartic from the Web
Death Wish’s central character Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) was a cathartic figure, a symbol of paternalism and masculine strength as a way to enforce justice for crime and social unrest.
But the song selection could not have been more crowd-pleasing, and the entire production showcased the cathartic power of rock 'n' roll misery.
The song is a different sound for Seafair, a cathartic, mid-tempo, indie power ballad about rocky personal relationships and family deaths.
With so much bad news in America right now, any occasion to howl into some kind of communal void can be cathartic.
The cathartic final whistle let off a raucous celebration, with Wigan fans storming the field as their run for a second FA Cup title in six years continues.
The perfection-flirting third run provided a cathartic exclamation point.
The most cathartic moment for me was when a therapist told me that my mother had never looked into my eyes and actually seen me.
Regardless, Real Madrid will be favored to persevere at the Bernabeu, especially after a cathartic 7-1 win over Deportivo la Coruña in league play over the weekend.
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