DREGS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DREGS
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dregs
 n.  sediment settled at bottom of liquid; waste or worthless matter
Classic Sentence:
1  There was the same hearty cheering as before, and the mugs were emptied to the dregs.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
2  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.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
3  The three glasses were grouped together, all of them tinged with wine, and one of them containing some dregs of beeswing.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
4  That only two glasses were used, and that the dregs of both were poured into a third glass, so as to give the false impression that three people had been here.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
5  If at any one time of my life more than another, I was made to drink the bitterest dregs of slavery, that time was during the first six months of my stay with Mr. Covey.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  When he finally spoke his voice was as bitter as dregs.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
7  The bitter cup of adversity has been drained by me to the very dregs, and I feel that the grave is not far distant.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
8  He drained his third cup of watery tea to the dregs and set to chewing the crusts of fried bread that were scattered near him, staring into the dark pool of the jar.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  Fantine was one of those beings who blossom, so to speak, from the dregs of the people.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—A DOUBLE QUARTETTE
Example Sentence:
1  David poured the wine carefully to avoid stirring up the dregs.
2  Colum drained the dregs from his cup.