Sentence Examples


  • By the aid of this arrangement the natural cant of the machine when making a turn could be checked, if it became excessive.
  • Swift inoculated the Scriblerus Club with his own hatred of pedantry, cant and circumlocution.
  • This deprives parliament of control over the administrative departments, all the ministries being thus " armour-plated " - to use the cant phrase current in Russia - except that of ways and communications (railways).
  • But sentiment of any "high-flying" description - to use the cant word of his time - was quite incomprehensible to him, or rather never presented itself as a thing to be comprehended.
  • The general condemnation of " shams " and cant had, of course, particular applications, though he left them to be inferred by his readers.