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 n.  waste or impure matter; worthless, commonplace, or trivial matter
Classic Sentence:
1  Yet some feelings, unallied to the dross of human nature, beat even in these rugged bosoms.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Letter 2
2  Honors, of course, are alluring; but as against the happiness which comes from doing one's duty, they are nothing but dross and vanity.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In ACT III
3  The words that are left to us are not without interest, and, cleared of evident dross, they conceal much of real poetry and meaning beneath conventional theology and unmeaning rhapsody.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In XIV
Example Sentence:
1  Many methods have been devised to separate the valuable metal from the dross.
2  So much of what's on TV is pure dross.