EXPLETIVE in a Sentence

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 n.  interjection; word or phrase having no independent meaning; expression usually of surprise or anger
Classic Sentence:
1  Strings of expletives he swung lashlike over the backs of his men, and it was evident that his previous efforts had in nowise impaired his resources.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
2  When they were out of the village they began talking again as loud as before, interlarding their talk with the same aimless expletives.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence:
1  What drives the usage of 'God', 'Jesus', and 'Jesus Christ' as a common expletive, is heard on all sides?