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OTHER WORDS FROM dentun·dent·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for dent
I can’t calculate how big a difference it made, but I think it was at least a dent.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It’s so big that even advertisers leaving doesn’t make a dent.
Measure A advocates a specific solution to the region’s homelessness and housing problems in the form of a property tax increase for government-backed low-income housing that supporters say could put a serious dent in San Diego’s homeless population.Most Residents Agree Housing Issues Are Dire But Consensus on Solutions Is Elusive|Lisa Halverstadt|October 29, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Hypothetically, an Apple search engine could make a dent in Google’s mobile market share.Does the Google antitrust case make an Apple search engine more likely?|Greg Sterling|October 28, 2020|Search Engine Land
I can still remember the sight of his mangled bike on the road and the dents in my car where his body bounced over it.
On 116th Street, dented low riders slinked by, windows open, music blaring.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Stock gains dented over twists in budget talks,” as the MSN Money headline put it.The Stock Market Doesn’t Care About the Fiscal Cliff|Daniel Gross|November 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Atop her head sat an upturned, dented little metal bucket—recycling turned into millinery.Paris Fashion Week: Redefining Femininity at Comme des Garçons and Rick Owens|Robin Givhan|September 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Most of these characters are, spiritually speaking, kicking a dented can down a dusty road.3 Must-Read Offbeat Novels: ‘A Million Heavens,’ ‘The Investigation,’ ‘Office Girl’|Drew Toal, Kevin Canfield, Daniel Roberts|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then there is Southwest Airlines (number three) a case of a well-earned good reputation that has been dented.
Richard fought the more slowly, his casque dented and his shield; but the Valencia mail was proof.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
The hat was dented, the cape was torn, and there were marks on Mr. Hennessy's face.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War|Finley Peter Dunne
He took it from her and pointed out where it had been dented by the firing-pin.Hidden Gold|Wilder Anthony
The couch was made up with a grimy sheet and a couple of greasy pillows and the cushions had a dented, much-slept-upon look.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
It was a satisfying object to kick; it made a good noise and came to a clattering rest on its dented side.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
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Idioms and Phrases with dent
see make a dent in.