Zen is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand zen (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use zen in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of zen, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of zen, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
EXAMPLES - Zen in a Sentence
- I first read that story in a wonderful book called Zen Shorts. (source)
- It was what I called his Zen rope-a-dope strategy and it worked. (source)
- Koblin created his own healing technique called Zen-Touch shiatsu. (source)
- KING: Calvin Klein has been called the Zen master of shock advertising. (source)
- I had the occasion to try one of their best seller called Zen Mesh Slider. (source)
- While "Zen" originates from Buddhist practice, it has transformed into a cultural phenomenon. (source)
- But Bone has a kind of Zen approach, where he just kind of creates space for this thing to occur. (source)
- The word Zen is a shortened form of the term Zenna, which is a transliteration into Chinese of the (source)
- Web Zen is created and curated by Frank Davis, and re-posted here on Boing Boing with his kind permission. (source)
- In Ms. Page's sits a large stone tub that looks out on a fenced in Zen garden with stones, large rocks and grasses. (source)
- In fact, the word "Zen" has become almost meaningless, reducing the ancient practice to a mere advertising modifier. (source)
- Written by a Chinese artist known as Zen, DevaShard is inspired by an Indian mythological text called the Mahabharata. (source)
- This reminds lay practitioners that Zen is not only about monastic training, but can also be practiced in everyday life. (source)
- Again we set a scene "down by the water" .... the "cold mountain water" ... (with an implied 'Zen'-bent regarding Gary Snyder?). (source)
- Today in Japanese Zen, men and women continue to give the whole of their lives to pursue awakening for the benefit of all beings. (source)
- What luck then, that we came upon a little book called The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead, from Skyhorse Publishing. (source)
- Most important is Regina's approach: she's known as the Zen Organizer, and her books are all about getting organized with a Zen approach. (source)
- Another mystic tradition, Zen Buddhism, also shed some light on this as the term "Zen" transliterates into "as it is." www. newagecitizen.com (source)
- Steve McClelland When renovating and expanding its emergency department, Eisenhower Medical Center added an entry stone and rock "Zen" sculpture garden. (source)
- In fact, I feel overflowing with unguarded gratitude, a kind of Zen-like affirmation that arrives unexpectedly and undeservedly, call it grace if you wish. (source)
- In the main base mode - called Zen - it's not just your job to match shapes in lines of three, but rather to arrange the whole board so that everything lines up. (source)
- To understand the presentation of Zen in the West, it's essential to understand the leadership within Japanese Zen and the way it has marked Western institutions. (source)
- While Garrido, called the Zen Master by his players, wouldn't divulge his entire postgame message to his team, Mainieri displayed his own version of Yoda-like charm. (source)
- An under-wraps player may appear in about two months that could include Wi-Fi -- the name Zen X-Fi could be revealing or not, as X-Fi is an audio-processing technology. (source)
- They also often seem to adhere to what I call the Zen Teflon approach to spinnable events: "if you act as if you are teflon and believe you are teflon, you will * be* teflon." (source)
- "Zen" - a new biopic about Master Dogen, the founder of Japanese Zen Buddhism in the 13th Century - screens at 6 p.m. in the University of Memphis Psychology Auditorium at 3710 (source)
- KING: Your husband gave you a shout out near the end of last night's debate in response to moderator Tom Brokaw described as a Zen - like Internet question from a woman in New Hampshire. (source)
- KING: Your husband gave you a shout out near the end of last night's debate in response to what moderator Tom Brokaw described as Zen-like Internet question from a woman in New Hampshire. (source)
- While masons run into the danger of dropping a rock on a toe or putting their backs out, they also have the stillness and slower pace that comes with what he calls a Zen trade, Reinhart said. (source)
- L. KING: Your husband gave you a shout-out near the end of last night's debate in response to what moderator Tom Brokaw described as a Zen-like Internet question from a woman in New Hampshire. (source)
- It is the Most Rev. Frank Tracy Griswold III's custom to begin his day at 5 a.m. with prayer and yoga, a heels-over-head ritual that symbolizes what some call his Zen-Benedictine approach to faith. (source)
- And so Angel had had a horrible experience and has shut himself off from the world of haute cuisine, and makes just one dish over and over and over again, searching for a kind of Zen-like perfection. (source)
- While I can't claim that I am the most "Zen" person you'll ever meet, I am working towards making changes that help me take steps towards creating a life that includes my inner Zen as a significant component. (source)
- For the study where Zen meditation impacted gray matter, see: G. Pagoni and M. Cekic, 'Age Effects on Gray Matter Volume and Attentional Performance in Zen Meditation', Neurobiology of Aging, 2007, 28 (10), 1623-1627. (source)
- Korean BBQ restaurant called Zen BBQ at Bangsar, which was suggested by a friend. future for their family, Hanan Awadalla and her husband, Maged Abdelmalik, immigrated to the whatever one eats, has an effect on their behavior. (source)
- As was said by Furball Zen, that is, indeed, a variant of XP Antivirus (it goes by about 9 different names) or Personal Antivirus, which is entirely a fake program that puts trojans on the machine, but it is always a good idea to be safe. (source)
- I have observed it in Mr. Switters, and I suspect it could be extricated from Today Is Tomorrow's philosophy-a philosophy, by the way, that seems almost to have resulted from combining aspects of an archaic shamanic tradition with a kind of Zen nonattachment and an irreverent modern wit. (source)
- Line of Force (1973) Baldessari reduces the signified and signifier to a single, repeated indicative gesture (snapshots of a finger pointing offscreen) seething with exasperation at our species 'seeming inability to just look but recalling the Zen admonition to recognize conceptual formulations as (source)
- His bank-robber character, Henry Manning, had faked a stroke to get out of prison, and when Linda Fiorentino's canny nurse sees through his scam, Henry tells her, in a spellbinding soliloquy, about going into a kind of Zen state in the prison hospital and turning himself into nothing but a beating heart. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "zen" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 8 synonyms for zen.
den, fen, hen, ken, men, pen, ten, wen
We have 0 antonyms for zen.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of zen from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A school of Mahayana Buddhism that asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation, self-contemplation, and intuition rather than through faith and devotion and that is practiced mainly in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Also called Zen Buddhism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A denomination of Buddhism elaborated in Japan.
- (noun) A philosophy of calm reminiscent of that of the Buddhist denomination.
- (adjective) Extremely relaxed and collected
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
- (noun) a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight
- (noun) school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan