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Word: dregs

Definition: sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue


Sentences Containing 'dregs'

No vivacious Bacchanalian flame leaped out of the pressed grape of Monsieur Defarge: but, a smouldering fire that burnt in the dark, lay hidden in the dregs of it.
He drained another glass to the dregs, whilst the cards were being dealt.
Barrois took away the waiter, and hardly was he outside the door, which in his haste he forgot to shut, than they saw him throw back his head and empty to the very dregs the glass which Valentine had filled.
The bitter cup of adversity has been drained by me to the very dregs, and I feel that the grave is not far distant.
But now the spell had been upon him eight-and-forty hours, and he lay there, doubtless among the dregs of the docks, breathing in the poison or sleeping off the effects.
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