dustbin dustbin  /ˈdəst bɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected

Usage(s):

  1. For decades, the burning of coal to generate electricity has seemed destined for the dustbin of history.
  2. Unconfirmed reports say that bombs were detonated on a bicycle, in a dustbin and in an autorickshaw.
  3. The method of garbage disposal suggests that environmentalism has ended up in the dustbin of history: monster catapults situated near Boston hurl their toxic loads northward.

News

  • The Ghosts of Europe Past

    The European Union closely resembles a formation that many citizens thought they had left to the dustbin of history: the Holy Roman Empire.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "The resolutions you issue are like a used handkerchief which should be thrown in the dustbin. They are not capable of hurting Iranians," Ahmadinejad said in comments carried by several news agencies.
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: AOL News

  2. "I assume it is just a procedural thing that they're doing and will disappear into the dustbin of history with time," Bloomberg said.
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

  3. "I never asked them to return (those memorabilia). I said 'if you wish not to keep my stuff, give it back to me, rather than throwing it into the dustbin', so that I can preserve those," Kapil told a TV channel.
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Kapil Dev Source: Expressindia.com

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