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Sample sentences for the GRE study word dross

dross can be used as a noun

1.Yet some feelings, unallied to the dross of human nature, beat even in these rugged bosoms. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
2.Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. - from The King James Bible
3.Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross therefore I love thy testimonies. - from The King James Bible
4.Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace they are even the dross of silver. - from The King James Bible
5.Gold and silver we will tell them that they have from God, and this divine gift in their souls they must not alloy with that earthly dross which passes under the name of gold. - from The Republic by Plato

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