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The royal family, imprisoned in the Tuileries, were each day drinking of the cup of humiliation to its lowest dregs.
Did this little man really know as much as he pretended, or was he merely fumbling around in the dregs of a forgotten past?
They come into power flushed with success, and are themselves the very dregs of radicalism.
My kinsman did not observe the loss, but, once more throwing back his head, drained the remainder to the dregs.
This same bitter cup is filled for your own lips, and you must drink it to the dregs.
HEARTMARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER
You have tasted the full sweetness of the cup of revenge, and now you are doomed to drink the bitter dregs.
A DREADFUL TEMPTATIONMRS. ALEX. MCVEIGH MILLER
Very good; live on, drink deep of the fountain of life, drain it to the dregs, and much good may it do you!
It rocked under him, and the dregs of whiskey sloshing around in his body made him feel dizzy.
SHAMANROBERT SHEA
In after years, when bitterer cups had been drained to the dregs, Ruth remembered these, her murmuring words.
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
Wanhope examined his cup for some dregs of coffee, and then put it down with an air of resignation.
QUESTIONABLE SHAPESWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS

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