How To Use Umpteen In A Sentence

  • It's here that he rails for the umpteenth time against lesser critics who have dared to suggest that his boisterous, agonistic account of writerly influence might be weighted in favour of a certain masculinist tradition. The Anatomy of Influence by Harold Bloom – review
  • In my view there seem to be umpteen benefits for bigger clubs having feeder teams.
  • He got savaged, for the umpteenth time, by a horde of ravening Republicans.
  • Umpteen mistakes were made, overthrows, byes, no-balls, bad shots, all of them a reminder that cricket is a game of the spirit.
  • He was uneasy, real uneasy, tugging uselessly on the bottom of his jacket, and fussing with the cummerbund for the umpteenth time; yet he was looking forward to seeing her.
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  • French Vocabulary la machine à laver = (clothes) washing machine nième = umpteenth illico - French Word-A-Day
  • In any other generation he would have been champion umpteen times. The Sun
  • Before i tell them for the umpteenth time i don't know where the stationery is now. November 1st, 2005
  • But I do believe in life sentences with life meaning life, not just ten years inside, with umpteen reductions for good behaviour.
  • When I found out that I was expecting her I did think about the fact that that's us with a child at home for the next umpteen years, because we had reached the stage where we had visions of child-free weekends.
  • ‘Bring back the birch,’ slurred Mrs Mungo into her umpteenth pre-prandial sherry.
  • There have been umpteen reports of the meat-eating deer.
  • He got savaged, for the umpteenth time, by a horde of ravening Republicans.
  • They could well afford it, given the umpteen millions they rake in from the motoring public.
  • But hunt mornings are different, Im up and at em making sure for the "umpteenth" time all my gear is in order. It's All Mental
  • Of one particular example of the manager's addiction to psychological warfare, he remarks that "it exposed for the umpteenth time the element of hypocrisy involved in railing against supposed trouble-making in the media while remaining such an arch-exponent of the black art himself". Football – Bloody Hell! The Biography of Alex Ferguson by Patrick Barclay – review
  • This is his umpteenth bust on similar charges, the little shit.
  • We missed umpteen chances but stuck at it and got our reward in the end. The Sun
  • There was so much more that could have been done in the hour that wasn't, and so much fillery stuff in there as well, such as umpteen shots of the kids walking around the streets.
  • The umpteen four-wheelers and six-wheelers maintained by the institutions cater to the needs of students.
  • We did it umpteen times in practice; enough times that I was no longer scared. Times, Sunday Times
  • He checked his watch for the umpteenth time.
  • Microsoft's latest offering is the umpteenth overhaul of MSN, which has been bleeding money for eight years.
  • I see, most regrettably, that the government has caved in, for the umpteenth time, to Irish Republicans by cancelling a fly-past by the RAF over Belfast on Sunday. What Sunday has already taught us.
  • I've met members of the royal family umpteen times. Times, Sunday Times
  • Often, an incident will be replayed umpteen times, and various pundits in the studio will provide an entirely different interpretation of what they have just seen. Calcio: A History of Italian Football
  • He then put his shoes on for the umpteenth time and left. The Sun
  • More at the House Next Door and more from Dennis Cozzalio, who comments on what he found there, Frédéric Bonnaud's Senses of Cinema, in which Rivette delivers his quick takes on umpteen films, including this one: "Every time I make a film, from Paris nous appartient (1961) through Jeanne la pucelle (1994), I keep coming back to the shock we all experienced when we first saw Europa 51. GreenCine Daily: Weekend fests and events.
  • That will cost you 10 minutes and umpteen keystrokes and mouse clicks.
  • The umpteen how to write a business plan divinity to bombie chimneysweep or albedo palladio, hits up rigout, presbyter costanoan or sureness a heartbreaker rearward of the jaggedness. Rational Review
  • You've filled in umpteen blanks and chosen your super favorites and guessed at the answers you didn't know.
  • I am not at liberty to say what the plans are, and in any case they have to go through umpteen stages yet, but I was quite delighted by the vision being presented.
  • Now, that should be some inspiration for the city's umpteen advertising agencies, copywriters and visualisers.
  • According to the housing officer, he has laid out umpteen stalls.
  • There seemed to be umpteen rules and regulations to learn.
  • Umpteen years ago, I worked as a locum for an unwell general practitioner in another part of the country.
  • We missed umpteen chances but stuck at it and got our reward in the end. The Sun
  • After the umpteenth false start and the gazillionth freaky camera angle, it becomes apparent there's time to nap between things that happen that mean something.
  • We discussed our relationship's future for the umpteenth time. Christianity Today
  • They recounted umpteen tales of unfair treatment.
  • The umpteen assignments he had signed up do not annoy him.
  • From medicated oil massage to steam therapy, there are umpteen methods of proven treatments to cure different ailments.
  • We had umpteen chances but just couldn't take them. Times, Sunday Times
  • I've seen the first one umpteen times and still love it.
  • We've been there umpteen times and she still can't remember the way.
  • I'd introduce you to my wife, but she's disappeared for the umpteenth time this evening.
  • Will have the latest music system of 1000 MW or more power output and umpteen speakers all over the vehicle, dicky included.
  • Pretending idleness - nothing new - I found that Tachnadray listed umpteen McGunns, plus one ectopic: plain James Wheeler. THE TARTAN RINGERS
  • Blade doesn't have a sense of humour and after the umpteenth battle, you wish he had.
  • 'This is crazy,' she told herself for the umpteenth time .
  • They were the shards of umpteen thousand Roman olive jars. Times, Sunday Times
  • It ought to be obvious that if Westbury is to have any traffic relief, it has to be by other than an umpteen million pound environmentally-damaging bypass.
  • First Captain Miocene hires a drifter named Pamir - the umpteenth identity of a former captain that has been hiding for centuries - to find the killer. REVIEW: Down These Dark Spaceways edited by Mike Resnick
  • One night in the bathroom, looking in the mirror at my naked bad self for the umpteenth time in my life, I went "oh yechy", and determined to lose some of this post-menopausal weight gain. Friday Night Miscellany
  • I watched as Damian fell off his board for the umpteenth time, laughing along with Shawdi at his spectacular bellyflop.
  • It was a sold-out all-ages show, and the mainroom floor was swarming with post-pop kids who were amped up on the prospect of the umpteenth revival of raw rock 'n' roll.
  • Of course you always get one like him, the guy who'd done the caves the hard way by potholing, umpteen years ago, and wanted to let everyone know.
  • Six and a half years into his premiership, after seven Queen's speeches, umpteen reshuffles and relaunches, the New Labour Dreadnought is listing, its gallant captain beginning to look his 50 years.
  • I couldn't hear them sing, because this was a sports bar, with umpteen televisions and customer's, all you can do is watch.
  • It was interesting to see his vulnerable side. I read his novel, The Rum Diary, which he worked on for umpteen years.
  • Gone too is the sad figure of the politician who for some years has been making the arduous ascent to political mediocrity only to find that he/she has lost on the fifth, sixth or umpteenth time.
  • I'm also scunnered with talking about cross-dressing and engaging in the whole ‘should men wear skirts’ debate, feeling as I do that it merely illustrates for the umpteenth time that those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
  • It already offers live coverage of the PGA, LPGA, Champions, Nationwide and European PGA Tours, plus umpteen hours of instruction and punditry and series that cater to every taste, from Rush Limbaugh suffering instruction at the hands of coach Hank Haney to "Golf's Amazing Videos," described as "wacky swings, side-splitting bloopers and hilarious mishaps. Golf on Television Gets Supersized
  • We missed umpteen chances but stuck at it and got our reward in the end. The Sun
  • The game also illustrated genuine pace from Parks when making umpteen breaks, before knocking Ronan O'Gara backwards in a tackle.
  • For a writer, being panned by a critic can be the last straw, as you nervously bring your inky pride and joy into public view after umpteen years of sweat and sacrifice.
  • I just have, for the umpteenth time, trying to help a friend. Times, Sunday Times
  • An umpteen number of muscular men and women would have performed such a feat.
  • If you are a parent cursing a somnolent teenager for ignoring your appeals to tidy a bedroom for the umpteenth time this morning then these are the statistics for you.
  • It would be devastation for me if we were relegated because it's taken us umpteen goes to get in in the Premiership.
  • Other unmemorable early credits include Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987), Action Jackson (1988) and the umpteenth remake of Blood and Sand (1989).
  • The wait was well worth it, although a funny thing happened from the first time we saw an indigo bunting early in the morning to the umpteenth time we spotted it as the day progressed.
  • Nowadays, we're just getting another "umpteenth" lesson in their shenanigan. AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed
  • His fragile, hyper-inflated ego got hurt when he was told last year that "playing in Green Bay was not an option" after he unretired for the "umpteenth" time. Crookston Times Homepage RSS
  • She'd called the apartment umpteen times, but never got an answer.
  • He's got the message that you dig him because you've told his buds umpteen times, and they've told him.
  • A leading newspaper editorial stated that the federal interior minister, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, during his visit to Beijing, got an earful from the Chinese minister of public security, Zhou Yongkang Zhou, who asked Pakistan for the umpteenth time to protect Chinese nationals working in Pakistan. Terrorism Spreading to Whole of Pakistan
  • Over the past eight days, he has been asked umpteen times if he is ready for national service. Times, Sunday Times
  • You may find your temper on a short fuse when confronting your child or teenager for the umpteenth time.
  • Example: Say ump hundred, umpty-ump, umpteen or ump years ago, non-central character X unleashes the Dark Lord or steals the MacGuffin Device, only to be Horribly Killed immediately for their Terrible Folly, leaving aforesaid Dark Lord/MacGuffin Device loose in the world to create merry havoc. On Prologues
  • There are umpteen pressure groups from so called minorities, all busy being ‘offended’ or at least told that they should be offended so that as much fuss can be made as possible, and some poor sod is hauled over the coals. Reach For The Stars « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • I have read "umpteenth" letters printed in the A-J which decry the Democratic efforts at health care/insurance reform as a move toward "socialized medicine. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:Today's Headlines
  • Once again - and for the umpteenth time - he declined to comment. The Sun
  • We missed umpteen chances but stuck at it and got our reward in the end. The Sun
  • There are umpteen restaurants mushrooming, but of what quality?
  • They'd see me anxiously pulling on my shirt for the umpteenth time. Times, Sunday Times
  • Now, that should be some inspiration for the city's umpteen advertising agencies, copywriters and visualisers.
  • A proof of this is that he has turned down umpteen offers of vice chancellorships.
  • This that the dingily umpteenth and longways photometric ropiness of adzharia up sinapism with uniformity dinornis is suave to be daffo and attendant to maugham use. Rational Review
  • Every cliche about Inuit language - 347 words for snow, umpteen more for ice - is both true and beside the point.
  • Using the word "umpteenth" is only slightly better than using the word "gazillion. The Party's Over: Derailed by the Economy
  • Pity John Williams writing his umpteenth Star Wars score.
  • Due to its innate listenability, and the immense crossover popularity of acts like Kruder & Dorfmeister and Zero 7, 'chillout' became the inescapable soundtrack of choice for trendy dinner parties and overpriced boutiques, and has in recent times been left in the dust as a genre of interest, oversaturated via umpteen club, restaurant, bar and boutique compilations that have reduced electronic downtempo to an indistinguishable, beige wall of sound. PopMatters
  • It's here that he rails for the umpteenth time against lesser critics who have dared to suggest that his boisterous, agonistic account of writerly influence might be weighted in favour of a certain masculinist tradition. The Anatomy of Influence by Harold Bloom – review
  • For the umpteenth time, Anthony, knives and forks go in the middle drawer!
  • ‘It's all right,’ repeats Snowy, as he forges across the lagoon toward me to effect the umpteenth rescue of the day.
  • It has been certified by nanas of umpteen ancient cultures to contain mystical curative properties.
  • The reason is the presence of umpteen causeways and bridges.
  • I must have passed it umpteen times, and never noticed it!
  • It is hard to know whether it was down to incompetence, indifference or just an inability to hit the target unless umpteen chances are made first. The Sun
  • He deliberately slowed down, so that he was several steps behind his friends and mentally rehearsed his speech for the umpteenth time.
  • They recounted umpteen tales of unfair treatment.
  • Adding insult to injury, the umpteenth insider look at Bush administration's dysfunction was unveiled last week as well, courtesy of an obscure second-term speechwriter named Matt Latimer. NYT > Opinion
  • I'd love to know since I'm always saying "umpteenth illico - French Word-A-Day
  • The artist surveyed his studio just as the sun dropped behind the old McGraw-Hill Building, checked the bottle of Sancerre chilling in his half-sized fridge, quickly dumped Terra chips into a bowl, rearranged his art press for the umpteenth time.
  • After about the umpteenth request, I snapped. FRIENDS FOR LIFE
  • Everything you need to know about him is neatly encapsulated in the photographs that cover the sleeve of his umpteenth album.
  • On Saturday, we (and umpteen other gay men) met at Andy's newly furbished house around the corner from The Royal Oak for a joint house-warming and birthday party.

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