SCAVENGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SCAVENGE
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
scavenge
 v.  hunt through discarded materials for usable items; search, especially for food
Classic Sentence:
1  Sometimes he listened with dignified interest to details of her businesses, nodding approval at her sagacity, and at other times he called her somewhat dubious tradings scavenging, highway robbery and extortion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
2  I had this particular bit of local garbage from our garbage bird, our ibis, our scavenging turkey-buzzard, Mrs Bolton.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
3  We were then very near the epoch when the scavenger's carts, from the summit of which Sainte-Foix fraternized with the Marquis de Crequi, discharged their loads directly into the sewer.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—BRUNESEAU
4  To die in a butt of Malvoisie, like Clarence, is permissible; in the ditch of a scavenger, like Escoubleau, is horrible.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
5  Ancient registers make mention of several scavengers who were buried in fontis in this manner.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
Example Sentence:
1  If you need car parts that the dealers no longer stock, try to scavenge for odd bits and pieces at the auto wreckers' yards.