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Examples of egregious in a Sentence
- … the public perception is that too many corporate executives have committed egregious breaches of trust by cooking the books, shading the truth, and enriching themselves with huge stock-option profits while shareholders suffered breathtaking losses. —John A. Byrne et al., Business Week, 6 May 2002
- History cannot be rewritten, but some of its more egregious errors can be corrected—at least in part, at least symbolically. … Or so assume a growing number of human-rights advocates. —Ellis Cose, Newsweek, 27 Aug. 2001
an egregious example of political bias
the student's theme was marred by a number of egregious errors in spelling
Recent Examples of egregious from the Web
The most egregious example of replay overreach came during last year's NLDS, when Jose Lobaton's foot may have momentarily skipped off the first-base bag in the eighth inning of a one-run game.
Windows 10 fixed Windows 8’s most egregious sins (kind-of), while SteamOS lacked vital capabilities at launch.
Other states have had egregious examples of children being shamed for lunch debt.
If the violation was truly egregious, Zuckerberg would just apologize, usually via a Facebook post, and announce a fix.
So, unlike the more egregious and high-profile cases of service time dictating where a player starts the season — as in Bryant’s case — there is and will be a baseball decision with long-term implications for the club.
Ulyana’s response, which was significantly more egregious than Miroslava's, comes off as both dismissive and self-victimizing.
If anything, the violation of the First Amendment in the NIFLA case is more egregious, and the implications potentially more far-reaching.
As a result of its egregious blunder, Snap’s market value has dropped a tad bit — by $800 million, to be exact.
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Did You Know?
Egregious derives from the Latin word egregius, meaning "distinguished" or "eminent." In its earliest English uses, egregious was a compliment to someone who had a remarkably good quality that placed him or her eminently above others. That's how English philosopher and theorist Thomas Hobbes used it in flattering a colleague when he remarked, "I am not so egregious a mathematician as you are." Since Hobbes' day, however, the meaning of the word has become noticeably less complimentary, possibly as a result of ironic use of its original sense.
EGREGIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of egregious for English Language Learners
: very bad and easily noticed
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