WRECKAGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of WRECKAGE
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 n.  remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed
Example Sentence:
1  Investigators are searching the wreckage of the plane to try to find the cause of the tragedy.
2  We will now try to reassemble pieces of the wreckage.
3  Accident investigators will examine the wreckage of the plane.
4  They had to amputate his foot to free him from the wreckage.
5  Investigators will take samples of the wreckage to identify the cause.
6  Firemen managed to pull some survivors from the wreckage.
7  Firefighters took two hours to release the driver from the wreckage.
8  Three people died as wreckage blazed, and rescuers fought to release trapped drivers.
9  Crash investigators have been sifting through the wreckage of the aircraft.
10  Investigator is searching the wreckage of the plane to try and find the cause of the tragedy.
11  The policemen have to search such a large area and then document each piece of wreckage and guard it from souvenir hunters.
12  Perhaps they had time to clear the road of the accident and all the wreckage is gone.
13  All the rescuers found in the mountains of Venezuela was the scattered wreckage of the plane and the charred corpse of its occupant.
Classic Sentence:
1  Look at me now--I am a shipwrecked man clinging to a bit of wreckage.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
2  You said you were like a shipwrecked man clinging to some wreckage.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
3  Two on the same piece of wreckage would stand a better chance than each on their own.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
4  The old lawyer was battling valiantly to save the house and the one piece of downtown property where the warehouse had been, so Wade and Scarlett would have something left from the wreckage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
5  She laid both hands on Gerty's shoulders, with a smile that was like sunrise on a sea strewn with wreckage.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
6  I saw your vessel, and fearful of being left to perish on the desolate island, I swam off on a piece of wreckage to try and intercept your course.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
7  All life would be choked off, noiselessly: birds, men, elephants, pigs, children: noiselessly floating corpses amid the litter of the wreckage of the world.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  There was the inevitable tendency of war to underestimate the prejudices of the master and the ignorance of the slave, and all seemed clear sailing out of the wreckage of the storm.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI