01. In one year, the hotels here in town [discard] 70,000 kilograms of little bars of soap.
02. From time to time, as crabs grow, their shells become too small, and must be [discarded]. They then have a new soft shell underneath which slowly hardens over a period of a couple of days.
03. During the brainstorming process, we don't [discard] any ideas until they have been thoroughly discussed.
04. The old man was walking along the sidewalk with his head down, looking for [discarded] cigarette butts.
05. Don't [discard] any of those boxes from the photocopy paper delivery. Joan is moving into a new apartment, and she needs some boxes.
06. We have just opened a retail store that sells [discards] from a jeans factory for about a quarter of the price of regular jeans.
07. Before cooking the clams, [discard] any whose shell isn't completely closed.
08. We cook the left-over turkey bones and stuff for about an hour, and then [discard] everything but the liquid, which can be used as a soup base.
09. We have a box full of toys that the kids have [discarded] over the years. We'll bring them over to your place, so your children can see if there's anything they want.
10. Don't [discard] that packing material. It can be re-used in the office when stuff is being sent out.
11. There are a lot of drug users in this area, and the alley behind our store is often littered with [discarded] syringes.
12. Crabs can escape danger by simply [discarding] an injured or trapped limb.
13. Studies suggest that almost 50 percent of the space in city dumps in the U.S. is taken up by [discarded] packaging.
14. Around 250 million automobile tires are [discarded] in the United States each year.
15. When Disney began working on the film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," some of the dwarfs' names which were considered, and then [discarded], included Scrappy, Doleful, Crabby, Wistful, Dumpy, Soulful, Tearful, Snappy, Helpful, Gaspy, Gloomy, Busy, Dirty, Awful, Dizzy, Shifty, and Biggy-Wiggy.
16. Lewis Mumford once suggested that for most Americans, progress means accepting what is new because it is new, and [discarding] what is old because it is old.
17. Gelett Burgess once said that if in the last few years you haven't [discarded] a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.
18. Hilda Lawrence once remarked that the things people [discard] tell more about them than the things they keep.
19. Thomas Edison once stated, "I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt [discarded] is another step forward."
20. Shakespeare once noted that changes in fashion often cause people to [discard] clothing before it is worn out.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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