Examples of hypocrite in a Sentence
- We can learn a good deal about the manners and morals of the times from Lautrec, for he was neither a hypocrite nor a sentimentalist, and there is a matter-of-fact-ness about his vision … that precludes both nostalgia and prurience. —Elizabeth Cowling, Times Literary Supplement, 8 Nov. 1991
- Holding up high moral, ethical, and social standards is very difficult, because if one falls short of being a perfect example, one becomes a target and a hypocrite, albeit a well-meaning one. —Mark Masters et al., New Dimensions, June 1990
- Of all of these things and people Cilla knew nothing, nor could he tell her, yet he tried to show interest in what she had to tell him. Once he would have been very interested. Now he felt like a hypocrite, and because he was uncomfortable he blamed it in some way on Cilla. —Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain, 1943
the hypocrites who criticize other people for not voting but who don't always vote themselves
Recent Examples of hypocrite from the Web
The squabbling Waterfords play a game of one-downsmanship in the foyer to demonstrate who the bigger hypocrite is.
But that’s not sitting well with his opponent, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who on Wednesday called O’Rourke a hypocrite because of a tax fraud conviction involving O’Rourke’s mother’s furniture store.
And her campaign has fired back, calling Leno and Kim hypocrites for benefiting from the thousands spent on their behalf by outside groups while criticizing Breed for doing the same thing.
As left wing pundits call them hypocrites for supporting the president amid allegations from adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Worse yet, there are the hypocrites, who hurry to church on Sunday, but exhibit a whole spectrum of sins during the week.
Roth responded by satirizing Howe and the magazine as stuffy hypocrites in his 1983 novel The Anatomy Lesson.
Fashion makes hypocrites of us all at one point or another.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is a hypocrite and should be called out on it.
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Origin and Etymology of hypocrite
HYPOCRITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypocrite for English Language Learners
: a person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs
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Definition of hypocrite for Students
- She's a hypocrite who complains about litter and then litters herself.
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