hangdog hangdog

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) showing a sense of guilt
  2. (adj) frightened into submission or compliance

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Usage(s):

  1. The only thing more stunning than the spectacle of a quivering, hangdog Ohio Governor pleading no contest in August to criminal charges is the fact that he is still in office.
  2. Here Bana hits the right tone of hangdog perplexity and stalwart romance.
  3. With dejected, hangdog mien Der Osaf left Der Reichsprsident.

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Quotes

  1. "They were undone by their own temperaments and a lack of technique in coping with (Monty) Panesar whose successful bowling downwind came only as a result of watching (Daniel) Vettori from the same end," Selvey wrote. "Their hangdog demeanour...
    on May 27, 2008 By: Mike Selvey Source: New Zealand Herald

  2. "When I first saw Murray," Gilbert says, "I thought this guy walks real slow - but then I saw how fast he moves. [Pete] Sampras was the same. He had that kind of hangdog look where it seemed he could hardly take another step. And then he'd...
    on Nov 20, 2006 By: Brad Gilbert Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "I've learned a lot about how to compete out there, to never stop, don't get that hangdog look out there," Young said.
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Donald Young Source: ESPN

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