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debris

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Definition pieces of something that has been destroyed; or trash that is lying around
  • She swept up the debris.
debris = pieces of something that has been destroyed; or trash that is lying around
  • They think they found debris from the missing airplane floating in the gulf.
  • debris = pieces
  • Debris from floods had caught in the limbs,
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • debris = remains (stuff of no value that was left behind)
  • Squatting close to the ground, he followed the long shadow cast by the continuous mounds of mining debris.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • debris = pieces of something that has been destroyed; or trash that is lying around
  • She lay awake, gazing upon the debris that cluttered their matrimonial trail.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Sweat
  • debris = pieces of something that was broken
  • Feeling it everywhere under my feet, I knew that the cay was littered with debris.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • debris = pieces of something that has been destroyed; or trash that is lying around
  • A huge spiraling gout of sparks and flaming debris rushed up into the howling winter night.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • He's tough," I said, and dropped down on the sofa among the debris.
    Louis L'Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • I couldn't see Ari anywhere, but I did see a couple pairs of feet sticking out from beneath piles of debris.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • And there was a lot of debris?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He moved up the side of the rubble and began digging around the debris with his bare hands.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • It's like watching a video of an explosion played backward, every piece of debris being sucked back into place, like nothing ever happened.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The road was littered with debris and it was work to get the cart through.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Then came the explosion, a thunderous, groundshaking eruption right outside, followed by a hail of pebbles and debris.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • There was a stale, foul smell from all the debris.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Ahead, the door of the car pushed open slightly, but it was blocked by debris on either side.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • A skeleton with a tangle of brown hair adhering to it lay among the debris.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • By midweek, hopes for the block party started to disappear, the weeks of planning washed through the rusted drains with the gutters' debris.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • A lump of dirt was growing as gravity drew much of the debris downward again.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • I grasp for the words like a drowning man reaching for floating debris," .... you said you hated me?"
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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