English words and Examples of Usage

use "abrasive" in a sentence

He does not, however, approve: Such a system will … continue to rub in an unnecessarily abrasive manner against the realities of coexistence with relational needs for flexibility and change.

Proponents of this school claim that McClellan is criticized more for his admittedly abrasive
personality than for his actual field performance.

The cotton fibers of a swab are abrasive to the thin, fixed canal skin.

However, many laminate surfaces and ceramic topped stoves are easily damaged by these abrasive compounds.

In recent years, the fighting lines have evolved from the traditional cotton, rice and glass line to nylon or synthetic line coated with metallic or chemical abrasive compounds.

Scrooge's persona in DuckTales is considerably softer than in most previous appearances; his ruthlessness is played down considerably and his often abrasive personality is reduced in many episodes to that of a crotchety but lovable old uncle.

Sometimes thought of as interchangeable with New Wave, post-punk was typically more challenging, arty, and abrasive.

An abrasive which is too hard or too coarse can remove too much material or leave undesired scratch marks.

British anarcho-punk bands shared an uncompromising political philosophy and an abrasive aesthetic with American hardcore.

The resulting strings are very abrasive and can sever the competitor's strings more easily.

Chalk is naturally abrasive to the tip and if chalked periodically (every turn), it should keep the tip rough enough.

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