WRITING CONTEST #33: use the word “clout” in a sentence.

DEADLINE:    April 15th

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday.


SENTENCE TO BEAT:    He trapped her in the store room, chasing her around towering dusty reams of paper and archaic text; finally, she swung, giving his pig-nose a good clout.

Definition:   http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/


6 responses to “WRITING CONTEST #33: use the word “clout” in a sentence.

  1. martinilover

    He swaggered, impressed by his own clout in the room, the toadies afraid to peel their eyes from the floor.

  2. The ranch hands knew who to turn to when the feed needed to be replaced or the wagons became too splintered, knew that Billy did not have the clout to get them a second helping of mush.

  3. I watched the goose clout the weasel once on the nose and once on his fleeing behind.

  4. She didn’t have enough clout to keep her job after putting her dog of a boss on his butt with a strong clout to the left jaw.

  5. It was at that moment, when all the supposed great men and women of the village were assembled, waiting with bated to hear her, that Susana realized that she held all the clout, and they were mere sponges.

  6. The clout of the lout was diminished by a bout with too much stout.