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
Cooper said Pence's refusal to pardon him was all about his political career and that as a Christian, Pence is a hypocrite.
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Amid the xenophobic clamors of Donald Trump, Mr. Miranda lauds Hamilton’s plucky immigrant status and portrays Jefferson, Madison and other Founders as hypocrites, rascals and racists.
A few weeks ago, a clueless Donald Trump surrogate tried to call Hillary Clinton a hypocrite in regards to harmful language because the Democratic candidate is a Beyoncé fan.
As council began to move on to other matters, local civil rights activist and Black Lives Matter member Brian Taylor pointed to the councilmembers and called each a hypocrite before leaving council chambers.
Meanwhile, conservative critics frequently cited Obama's garden in calling the Obamas hypocrites if ever they were seen partaking in junk food -- Super Bowl parties included.
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Origin and Etymology of hypocrite
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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