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
As for a dark horse pick, keep an eye out for this classic diadem inspired by a popular Romanov style.
Finau, a dark horse to win the men’s first major of the season, teed off at 12:43 p.m. ET with Bernhard Langer and Yuta Ikeda.
From Matt: Who is your dark horse for the Big Ten title in 2018?
Today, though, a dark horse candidate for a pixie cut emerged, and she's got enough star power to make the crop come out on top.
The dark horse on this list in terms of prestige, Vanderbilt has recruiting momentum right now.
LB Uchenna Nwosu, DT Justin Jones and LB Kyzir White may collectively elevate the Bolts to Super Bowl dark horse.
Orsborn: The Pelicans were my dark horse favorite among the team’s seeded 5-8 in the West.
Although Miljan Miljanić’s Yugoslavia, who had qualified ahead of Italy during the preliminary rounds, were seen as dark horses.
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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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