DECOMPOSITION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DECOMPOSITION
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decomposition
 n.  breakdown or decay of organic materials; act or result of decomposing
Classic Sentence:
1  Thus slang is in constant process of decomposition and recomposition; an obscure and rapid work which never pauses.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
2  The masses regarded these beds of decomposition, these monstrous cradles of death, with a fear that was almost religious.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE SEWER
3  Imagine such a corpse a prey to flames, devoured by the fire of burning brimstone and giving off dense choking fumes of nauseous loathsome decomposition.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  Beyond a certain limit no mechanical disruption of the body could hasten the process of decomposition.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIX
5  Although no absolute satisfaction is given to philosophy, either to circumscribe the cause or to limit the effect, the contemplator falls into those unfathomable ecstasies caused by these decompositions of force terminating in unity.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOLIIS AC FRONDIBUS
Example Sentence:
1  Despite the body's advanced state of decomposition, the police were able to identify the murdered man.
2  Scavenger plays an important role in the ecosystem by contributing to the decomposition of dead animal remains.
3  Weathering is the decomposition of rocks, soils and their minerals through direct contact with the Earth's atmosphere.