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Sample sentences for the GRE study word decomposition

decomposition can be used as a noun

1.I exacted the most sacred oaths, that under no circumstances they would bury me until decomposition had so materially advanced as to render farther preservation impossible. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
2.Thus slang is in constant process of decomposition and recomposition an obscure and rapid work which never pauses. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.The uncontrollable and hopeless mass of decomposition so engendered, would have polluted the air, even if poverty and deprivation had not loaded it with their intangible impurities the two bad sources combined made it almost insupportable. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
4.All around lay the flesh of different animals--from men to horses--in various stages of decomposition and as the wolves were kept off by the passing men the dog could eat all it wanted. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.Although no absolute satisfaction is given to philosophy, either to circumscribe the cause or to limit the effect, the contemplator falls into those unfathomable ecstasies caused by these decompositions of force terminating in unity. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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