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If he had tried to separate the little gold of his life from the dross of it he could not have succeeded better.

The TysonsMay Sinclair

Selfishness is the dross and alloy that gives the unsound ring to many an act that has been called glorious.

A Book of Golden DeedsCharlotte M. Yonge

The fire carries away the dross; it makes the pure metal glow in its lustre.

Her years in the open had developed a sense of perception that was keen to separate the dross from the pure gold of human intent.

SnowdriftJames B. Hendryx

Learning in a clergyman without religion is dross, is nothing; not so religion without learning.

Spells that shall prove the false from the true, the gold from the dross.

She spoke of how the great grief of her widowhood had taught her to sift the dross from letters of condolence.

No author seems to distinguish so exquisitely as he does dross from ore, the real from the counterfeit.

The fire does not take away from the gold, but it makes it pure and bright, so that all dross is removed.

Hath her sweet bread been mingled with leaven, her silver with dross, her wine with water, her milk with lime?

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