Example sentences for: dross

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

  • Most of these are filled with promotional dross.

  • The bootleg recording is not like the standard pop album; it is by nature released mainly for the die-hard fan or collector, and while there is a great deal of dross to sort through, there are a lot of wonderful moments if you take the time to find them.

  • Yet, there are some who, believe it or not, do not possess even minimal control over this linguistic dross: within the past few weeks I heard one TV newscaster say “wheres and whyfors” and another refer to “a Herculanean task” (presumably the labor involved in giving birth to a volcano).

  • A fine collection of citations using Yiddish-origin words is buried under a rubble of dross.

  • Sure, his "MetroGnome" column (every Monday) is the best in the city, but the fact that he can spin dross like the retirement of a Plaza doorman into gold does not mean he deserves awards or even praise.

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