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 Meanings and Examples of DEBRIS
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 n.  remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
Classic Sentence:
1  He filled the grease-cups, varnished a fender, removed from beneath the back seat the debris of gloves, copper washers, crumpled maps, dust, and greasy rags.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
2  The waves had receded, leaving bits of dark "debris" upon the ground.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
3  On the other hand a wild chaos of boulders and debris made all advance impossible.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
4  A skeleton with a tangle of brown hair adhering to it lay among the debris.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
5  The more debris there is the more it will show the governor's activity.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In ACT I
Example Sentence:
1  A full year after the earthquake in Mexico City, they were still carting away the debris.
2  One neighbor, who usually uses the truck to haul away lawn debris, always returns the truck in meticulous condition.
3  The shuttle burned up while re-entering the earth's atmosphere on Saturday and any debris will be important in finding out why.
4  Telescopes across the world, and in Earth orbit, will be watching the giant spray of debris thrown out by the impact.
5  As interstellar dust and debris crashes into the earth's upper atmosphere, it burns up in an intense streak of light across the night sky.
6  A firefighter clawed at the debris, trying to get to her. "Come on. ... Come on. Slowly, slowly. Mind her head," they said to one another as onlookers applauded in support.
7  State media said car windows shattered 100 meters away, and photos posted online showed cars pockmarked from shrapnel-like debris.
8  Emergency teams are still clearing the debris from the plane crash.
9  Several people were injured by flying debris in the explosion.