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
President Trump tweeted Wednesday, touting Republican John Cox's second-place finish in the state's gubernatorial primary -- though Cox remains the dark horse candidate against Democrat Gavin Newsom in that race.
Which nation is a true dark horse threat to make a deep run?
Then came the betrayal: the dark horse rival who upped the offer by 10 grand and waived inspection.
There's also Dominic Thiem, many people's dark horse.
Read on for the dark horses, top first-round matchups, predictions and more.
Belgium, stacked with English Premier League stars, is a popular dark horse.
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.
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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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