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Definition of Vestige

Vestige

  1. A small, degenerate, or imperfectly developed part or organ which has been more fully developed in some past generation.
  2. The mark of the foot left on the earth; a track or footstep; a trace; a sign; hence, a faint mark or visible sign left by something which is lost, or has perished, or is no longer present; remains; as, the vestiges of ancient magnificence in Palmyra; vestiges of former population.

Vestige Quotations

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as 'a wise Latina' trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment - a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
Camille Paglia

I'm trying to eliminate every vestige of my own personality, style, approach and get into somebody else's skin. Sometimes I feel I've accomplished it. But when I don't, I'm nobody at all, having left myself at home.
Judy Holliday

I'm not going to sit here now and say 'do this,' or 'do that.' But you must - must - expunge any vestige of racism.
A. Bartlett Giamatti

No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling, even if it be only the faintest shadow - and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals.
Kenneth Clark
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Vestige Translations

vestige in German is Spur
vestige in Spanish is vestigio

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