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Word: vestige

Definition: trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion


Sentences Containing 'vestige'

After an organ has ceased being used, and has become in consequence much reduced, how can it be still further reduced in size until the merest vestige is left; and how can it be finally quite obliterated?
Albert seized them with a convulsive hand, tore them in pieces, and trembling lest the least vestige should escape and one day appear to confront him, he approached the wax light, always kept burning for cigars, and burned every fragment.
And the little people displayed no vestige of a creative tendency.
As with Newton, and in contrast to materialists like Buffon and neomechanists like Laplace, the "origins" of the system were beyond the scope of science for Hutton: in nature itself he found 'no vestige of a beginning - no prospect of an end'.
Furthermore, you are now to consider that only in the extreme, lower, backward sloping part of the front of the head, is there the slightest vestige of bone; and not till you get near twenty feet from the forehead do you come to the full cranial development.
He sprang round, and I could see in the gas-light that every vestige of colour had been driven from his face.
He was so deadly pale which had not been the case when they went in together that no vestige of color was to be seen in his face.
In males (small, young animals) a penis with an open seminal groove on its dorsal side arises behind the right tentacle; in females (larger, older) a vestige of this persists.
In spite of all these encouragements, almost all those different companies, both great and small, lost either the whole or the greater part of their capitals; scarce a vestige now remains of any of them, and the white-herring fishery is now entirely, or almost entirely, carried on by private adventurers.
It is the last remaining vestige of the former Hôtel de Bourgogne (owned by the Dukes of Burgundy) and is located at 20 rue Étienne Marcel, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, in the courtyard of an elementary school ("école élémentaire" in French).
It was therefore necessary, before everything else, and at all risks, that I should cause all traces of the past to disappear that I should destroy every material vestige; too much reality would always remain in my recollection.
Newer agents generally dislike the title because it doesn’t reflect their law enforcement status and consider it a vestige of Diplomatic Security's SY days.
No trace or vestige of the expense of the latter would remain, and the effects of ten or twenty years' profusion would be as completely annihilated as if they had never existed.
No vestige now remains of the great wealth said to have been possessed by the greater part of the Hanse Towns, except in the obscure histories of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
No vestige of Hat Island is left now; every shred of it is washed away.
Nor is it consistent with itself: thus the boa-constrictor has rudiments of hind limbs and of a pelvis, and if it be said that these bones have been retained "to complete the scheme of nature," why, as Professor Weismann asks, have they not been retained by other snakes, which do not possess even a vestige of these same bones?
The colony is the last vestige of mankind, but without a goal to strive for, the colony (and mankind) will die.
The council-regent appointed by the king in his testament, consisting of prelates, grandees, and six citizens from Burgos, Toledo, Leon, Seville, Cordova, and Murcia, was powerless; every vestige of respect for law and justice had disappeared.
The door opened, and Agnes, gliding in, without a vestige of colour in her face, put her arm round his neck, and steadily said, 'Papa, you are not well.
We have plenty of cases of rudimentary organs in our domestic productions, as the stump of a tail in tailless breeds, the vestige of an ear in earless breeds of sheep--the reappearance of minute dangling horns in hornless breeds of cattle, more especially, according to Youatt, in young animals--and the state of the whole flower in the cauliflower.
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