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Sample sentences for the GRE study word cynical

cynical can be used as a adj

1.He was too clever and too cynical to be really fond of. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2.In those cynical words there was indeed a grain of truth. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.A laughter that is too cynical to be frank. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.He had nearly swooned at what Lord Henry had said in a chance mood of cynical jesting. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
5.During the night-watches some cynical old sailors will crawl into them and coil themselves away there for a nap. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6._With gibbering baboon's cries he jerks his hips in the cynical spasm_ Hik Hek Hak Hok Huk Kok Ku. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.Wild was the wrestle which should be paramount but another feeling rose and triumphed something hard and cynical self-willed and resolute it settled his passion and petrified his countenance he went on-. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8.Yet when I think of him in cold blood, far away from the glamour of his presence, I am convinced from his cynical speech and the look which I have caught in his eyes that he is one who should be deeply distrusted. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
9.the cynical and corrupt practices of Walpole, premier of the first Tory cabinet, were replaced by the more enlightened policies of Pitt. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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