dregs


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Synonyms for dregs

Synonyms for dregs

sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid

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The three glasses were grouped together, all of them tinged with wine, and one of them containing some dregs of beeswing.
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.
Here is that mob, the dregs of the people," he thought as he gazed at the crowd: "this rabble they have roused by their folly
No time for words now; time for deeds; and with one of her lightning movements Tink got between his lips and the draught, and drained it to the dregs.
We can count the poor dregs of our lives almost to a minute.
They sank lower and lower into the muddy abyss, back into the dregs of the raw beginnings of life, striving blindly and chemically, as atoms strive, as the star-dust if the heavens strives, colliding, recoiling, and colliding again and eternally again.
He did not dare venture away from the gods, for now the fangs of all dogs were against him, and he tasted to the dregs the persecution that had been White Fang's.
But I was one of the sort who drain the cup to the dregs.
In the evening we rode another stage, and crossed the Monge, another brackish stream, bearing the dregs of the washings of the Pampas.
But no ray of sunshine could reach my heart, no breeze could freshen it; nothing could fill the void my faith, and hope, and joy in Helen Graham had left, or drive away the keen regrets and bitter dregs of lingering love that still oppressed it.
Ye are the best braggarts, and have sufficiently learned the art of making dregs boil.
Where ye are, there must always be dregs at hand, and much that is spongy, hollow, and compressed: it wanteth to have freedom.
This insulting allusion to his dark skin infuriates Neville to that violent degree, that he flings the dregs of his wine at Edwin Drood, and is in the act of flinging the goblet after it, when his arm is caught in the nick of time by Jasper.
He held it up to the light and satisfied himself that no dregs remained.
I believe, first, that neither a leader nor any decisive action can come out of the dregs of a people.