dregs

[ US /ˈdɹɛɡz/ ]
[ UK /dɹˈɛɡz/ ]
NOUN
  1. sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
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How To Use dregs In A Sentence

  • The dregs of humanity strewn around me. Times, Sunday Times
  • In addition, the rural population is sometimes seen as a specific class in Marx's historical writings, as is the Lumpenproletariat (“dregs of society”), so that we obtain an image of society, which, far from the usual dichotomic or trichotomic image, is differentiated into several strata with multiple interests. CLASS
  • -- These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some illness, and are found very persistent. Papers on Health
  • We are dropouts from society, useless dregs who make no contribution, so it is inevitable that people will look at us strangely and with contempt.
  • As bulking agent, dry feces and mushroom dregs have similar effects, but dry feces gets easily and has higher translation rate of nitrogen.
  • Payment was commonly in cast-off clothes, food scraps, alcohol or opium dregs.
  • The dregs of last night's bottle of red wine prompted this comforting meal in a bowl. Times, Sunday Times
  • Paterfamilias is obliged to drink the cup of gaiety to the dregs, which is almost worse than being in office. Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Henry Reeve, C.B., D.C.L. In Two Volumes. Volume II.
  • After draining the last few dregs of his coffee his watch told him it was almost 8: 00.
  • People tend to regard drug addicts as the dregs of society.
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