What is another word for vestiges?

Pronunciation: [vˈɛstɪd͡ʒɪz] (IPA)

The word "vestiges" means traces, remains, or remnants of something that no longer exists or is lost. Some synonyms for this word include relics, remains, fragments, remnants, echoes, residue, remains, trails, shards, and shadows. These words all evoke the image of something that has been left behind, which can range from small and barely noticeable to large and significant. Whether it's a physical object, a memory, or a feeling, vestiges serve as reminders of what once was and can give us clues about the past. Using synonyms like these can help add depth and nuance to our writing while also expanding our vocabulary.

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Usage examples for Vestiges

Thus, although snakes are held to be descended from lizards, and some of them have rudimentary legs even in the adult stage, others have no trace of limbs even in the egg, while they have vestiges of gills, and thus would seem to be visibly linked to ancient water-dwelling ancestors, and not to far more recent land-dwellers.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
The Senate alone retained some vestiges of its old power, and still larger pretensions and antiquarian claims.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
These Ceylon dagobas are only one class of monuments, and are to be considered in connection with other vestiges of vast public structures, the origin and purpose of which have been lost sight of in the lapse of ages.
"The Pearl of India"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Vestiges

  • AIDS is a global problem and there should be a global solution found by the entire international community. It is really scary to see and imagine our world fall into pieces because we refuse to share and put in the common vestiges of our civilizations.
    Sarah Polley
  • As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to the fight against terrorism, but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds.
    Charles Rangel
  • The stream of thought flows on but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.
    William James
  • William always scanned the airports and airplanes for little brown guys who reeked of fundamentalism. That meant William was equally afraid of Osama bin Laden and Jerry Falwell wearing the last vestiges of a summer tan. William himself was a little brown guy, so the other travelers were always sniffing around him, but he smelled only of Dove soap, Mennen deoderant, and sarcasm.
    Sherman Alexie
  • She [Comedy] it is who proposes the correcting of pretentiousness, of inflation, of dulness, and of the vestiges of rawness and grossness to be found among us. She is the ultimate civilizer, the polisher, a sweet cook.
    George Meredith

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