Example sentences for: detritus

How can you use “detritus” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Surgeons, should we need anything besides our bare hands, keep our stethoscopes coiled up in a pocket of our white coats like forgotten but occasionally necessary detritus.

  • The cover story examines the sorry detritus of the impeachment scandal, with two conclusions: "First, what has happened over the past year should never have happened at all; second, there is no guarantee that it will not happen again."

  • Throughout his artistic life, he drew his imagery from the detritus of printed material—gum wrapper comics and small ads from the backs of newspapers—deliberately elevating visual sources at the opposite pole from the high art of the Renaissance.

  • And amid the detritus, one could find a scrawled phrase by a character in an earlier novel by Robert Littel, Mother Russia , a man improbably named Robespierre Pravdin: I have seen the future, and it needs work.

  • Like the well-studied Caenorhabditis elegans , most are free-living and graze on microbes or detritus, and as such, have no obvious direct impact on humans.


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