Idioms 3 Sentence Practice
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Serious journalists always attempt to cover their subject matter _______ sincere objectivity.
I covered my vanilla sundae _______ M&Ms and chocolate.
The mediator, having negotiated a final trade agreement between the two rival nations, was credited _______ helping to promote international peace.
Setting herself up as a preserver of the classical tradition in music, Clara Schumann was an outspoken critic _______ romantic composer Franz Liszt.
Longtime fans were most critical _______ Spielberg's latest film because of how different .
Just how critical an improved balance of trade is _______ a healthy economy has never been clearer than it is now.
Few issues of public policy are as likely to provoke widespread interest as those involving possible danger _______ the health or safety of children.
Sarah Palin was hated by many liberals in the 2008 election even though there was never any serious danger _______ her becoming the vice president.
The construction workers were paid by the _______, not by the hour.
The homeless people are looking for food and shelter _______ day to day.
Yearning for a truly representative art form of the Americas, the art world of the 1920s looked hopefully to the three popular Mexican mural artists _______ the day.
Far from having been a diehard conservative, Hoover was, some scholars now contend, the leading progressive _______ his day.
The retailer deals primarily _______ luxury goods for individual wealthy customers, but she also occasionally offers wholesale rates to small businesses.
We deal _______ many customers.
Our class held a debate _______ birth control and the legality of abortion.
People who need immediate reeducation for employment are impatient with the prolonged debate _______ funding for the new national program.
They debated _______ the issue for more than a day, but the team members couldn't decide which strategy was best.
The politicians debated _______ one another for hours but were unable to reach a consensus.
After hours of deliberation, the jury decided _______ the plaintiff.
Unable to decide _______ which school he wanted to apply to early, Phil decided to wait until the regular deadline.
The liberal arts college has decided _______ require all students to study at least one non-European language.
Members of the group have dedicated themselves _______ teaching others, through lectures and articles, about the contributions people of German background have made to the development of the United States.
My grandfather often said that a man is defined not _______ what he says but by what he does.
_______ a degree, the past is what people have interpreted it to be; nevertheless, it is fixed, and to suppose it changeable is to be foolish indeed.
I demanded _______ my sister stop using my MSN account after she used my ID and insulted my friends.
Worried he would be depicted _______ a villain, Rupert Murdoch declined to be interviewed for the documentary.
Born partially _______ Palestinian descent, Edward Said was particularly interested in Arab-Western relations.
My desire ______ sleep was stronger than my desire ______ get a perfect score on my biology test.
During seasons when ticks carrying Lyme disease are most prevalent, signs could be posted to deter hikers _______ venturing into tick-infested areas.
It was difficult to determine _______ how the economy would be affected by the Fed's recent stimulus efforts.
Venezuela devotes a higher percentage of its budget _______ education than do other large Latin American countries such as Mexico and Brazil.
It is great to see so many employees showing devotion _______ their duties.
The actual policy as enforced by the police was very different _______ the one that legislators had intended.
Information about some pollutants is difficult _______ gather because the effects of those pollutants on human health are often not immediately apparent.
The differences between Hume's position and that of Descartes stem less from a disagreement _______ the nature of the passions than from a disagreement about the nature of causality.
The PTA members had a disagreement _______ the school board about the importance of music and art classes.
The governor's aides are convinced that the announcement of the investigation, coming just days before the filing deadline, was calculated to discourage the governor _______ running for reelection.
The newly elected Prime Minister, _______ the dismay of opponents from other parties, has argued for the strict regulation of campaign financing.
The valuable stringed instruments _______ this display, all more than 300 years old, were carefully crafted by artisans famous in their day but long since forgotten.
The watercolors _______ display at the museum represent the era when Japan' s emergence from feudalism and isolation inspired its artists to explore new themes and techniques.
Now _______ display at the civic museum are several beautiful prints from Central America depicting children at play.
She was smart enough to distance herself _______ friends who were bad influences.
Contrary to what many people believe, heat lightning is not lightning caused by heat; it is ordinary lightning that occurs _______ too great a distance for its accompanying thunder to be audible.
I spotted Dahlia _______ a distance, but she didn't notice me until I was less than a meter away.
The mountains were visible _______ the distance, past the desert we were driving through.
Because Darren is scared of loud animals, he kept his distance _______ from the monkey house.
That particular classical pianist has the distinction _______ having appeared in more televised recitals and concerts with major orchestras than any other classical musician.
Though we often draw a distinction _______ a lie and a white lie, harms may be caused by both.
Contemporary African American drama, like classical Greek theater, draws many of its themes _______ the religious and social activities of the community.
Like her nonfiction, Jean Craighead George's fiction draws extensively not only from published material but also _______ firsthand observations of animals and ecological systems.
Faced with the challenge of speaking for an audience of 1,000, Bob drew _______ every bit of courage he had.
After the climactic fanfare of trumpets and a roaring chorus, the opera drew _______ a close.
Though Ben dreamed _______ becoming a rock musician when he was little, he has since abandoned that dream.
In the aggressive society created by William Golding in Lord of the Flies, both Ralph and jack emerge early _______ as leaders of the lost boys.
Masks made by the Kwakiutl Indian tribe of Canada have interchangeable parts that enable the wearers _______ change their expressions during dramatic dance presentations.
Every species, in order to prosper, must be endowed _______ some means of distributing its individuals over an ever-increasing territory.
In 1972, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to endeavor _______ win the presidential nomination.
When they were asked to compare Norman Rockwell's paintings to those of painter Robert Rauschenberg, the students entered _______ a prolonged discussion.
Even as an adult, Simone found it impossible to escape _______ the judgment of others because of her background as a troubled teen.
These two industrial machines are equal _______ price but not in quality.
Even people with limited knowledge of American Sign Language agree that it has expressive powers that are equal _______ or perhaps greater than those of spoken English.
Many NBA fans believe that Clyde Drexler was nearly the equal _______ Michael Jordan
The inflation rate in that country is so high that even _______ adjusted wages, most workers can barely pay for food and shelter.
The grass is even _______ the curb.
After the public humiliation he suffered, Zeke swore he'd get even _______ his brother.
The only excuse Boram could offer _______ her tardiness was that her cell phone alarm had malfunctioned.
We expected more _______ our employee than he was ultimately able to deliver.
The newscaster reported that this winter consumers can expect the price of fresh produce _______ increase more rapidly than the price of meat.
The Red Cross workers had not expected the refugees from the flooded plain _______ be as desperate and as undernourished as those whom they had seen earlier in the week.
Sarah and her sister's combined years of experience _______ teachers didn't prepare either of them for the challenges of running their own day care center.
Given her strong sense of social justice, Burns vehemently protested her party's failure _______ support a tax decrease for senior citizens.
Brand-name prescription drugs are often more familiar _______ consumers than generic drugs, but the latter are not nearly as expensive as brand-name drugs.
To understand twentieth-century economic practices, one must be sufficiently familiar _______ Keynesian theories, whether one agrees with the theories.
At the highest level of competitive chess, players are so familiar _______ one another's strategies that they can practically read their opponents' minds; the result is drearily predictable play.
As a student becomes familiar _______ both early and contemporary Native American literature, he may notice that traditional stories have influenced recent ones.
The tribal council's program familiarized young people _______ Cherokee history, taught them tribal traditions, and gave them the opportunity to learn skills used by ancient artists.
Far _______ having been a diehard conservative, Hoover was, some scholars now contend, the leading progressive of his day.
Kobe Bryant is _______ far the best player on the Los Angeles Lakers.
While working at Harvard Observatory classifying stars, Antonia Maury became one of the first astronomers _______ identify a spectroscopic binary star with her discovery of Beta Aurigae in 1889.
The first Asian American _______ be elected governor in the United States, George Ariyoshi of Hawaii served longer than any of his predecessors when he retired from office in 1986.
In 1972, while serving as a congressional representative from New York, Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman _______ seek the presidential nomination.
_______ first Tara was homesick, but after a few weeks at camp, she was sad to have to go home.
If you try to focus _______ too many tasks at once, you will likely not do any of them very well.
In dating unknown works of art, scholars become detectives, following _______ clues and working out theories that fit the available facts.
Some sons follow _______ their fathers' footsteps; others rebel, wanting nothing more than to be different from Dad.
One of the most deplorable acts of the former dictatorial government was to forbid publishers _______ print any books it had not authorized. (OR forbid publishers _______ printing)
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