Example sentences for: detritus

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

  • 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.

  • The Daily Telegraph said Wednesday that the bed "is covered in urine-stained sheets and torn pillows and is surrounded by the detritus of her sojourn.

  • Wrapped tightly in his Web cocoon, the First Netizen of the Church of Cyberspace suffers hourly in the service of his new media victims: the timorous who prefer the Internet to the terror of face-to-face contact; the paranoid who extrapolate "the world is out to get me" conspiracies from the detritus of politics; Game Boy boys; phone phreaks; the kids down at the Smut Shack; and the teeming millions whose idea of a reality check is consulting a Web address.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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