Sentence Examples


  • He was incredulous as a Missouri cynic but interested.
  • He was the resident cynic and nay-sayer and now the first to jump in and embrace this scary opportunity.
  • Merimee was tried for a week, but the cool cynic and the perfervid apostle of women's rights proved mutually repulsive.
  • From a popular conception of the intellectual characteristics of the school comes the modern sense of "cynic," implying a sneering disposition to disbelieve in the goodness of human motives and a contemptuous feeling of superiority.
  • The closeness of the connexion is illustrated by Juvenal's epigram that a Cynic differed from a Stoic only by his cloak.

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