Sentence Examples


  • Disregarding all the accidental excrescences of the doctrine, Cynicism must be regarded as a most valuable development and as a real asset in the sum of ethical speculation.
  • His influence was weakened, however, by his cynicism and by his ultra-aristocratic views.
  • The cold cynicism with which he acted towards de Witt is only matched by the heroic obstinacy with which he confronted Louis.
  • Yet, in spite of all, his jovial disposition and good-humoured cynicism saved him from unpopularity, and rendered his death an occasion of mourning.
  • He is often outrageously unjust in the substance of what he says, and in manner harsh to cynicism, scornful to gruesomeness; but in no battle that he fought was he ever actuated by selfish interests.