Examples of dark horse in a Sentence
The Democrat from Utah has gone from being a dark horse to the front-runner in the campaign for President.
The movie is a dark horse for the award.
He is a dark horse, but I did find out that he once played football professionally.
Recent Examples of dark horse from the Web
Eastlake | 1-12 | Titans are this year’s dark horse6.
My dark horses to win it all are 19th ranked Arizona, 20th ranked West Virginia, or the fighting Penn Quakers (one can dream right?).
Aiken, the dark horse of Division II, upset No. 4 Wyoming, 51-48, in the first round behind freshman Jakada Stone, who went 4-for-4 from the line in the final minute and had 16 points.
To be sure, the 20-year-old Tennell is a dark horse in the ladies singles competition, which begins with the short program Wednesday (prime time Tuesday night in the U.S.).
Republican businessman John Cox, a dark horse candidate for governor, is a big bankroller.
One by one, Democrats from likely to dark horse candidates for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination denounced Sessions’s move.
Tennell is now a dark horse to medal in PyeongChang.
The longtime Dallas Cowboys’ defensive back is a finalist for the first time in his final year of eligibility, and may be a dark horse candidate to actually make it as there appears to be a push to get more defensive players to Canton.
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First Known Use of dark horse
DARK HORSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dark horse for English Language Learners
: a person (such as a politician), animal, or thing that competes in a race or other contest and is not expected to win
: a person who has interesting qualities or abilities that most people do not know about
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