bedraggled :

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bid ra guhld

  • v  make wet and dirty, as from rain
  • s  limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud
    the beggar's bedraggled clothes
  • s  in deplorable condition
    a street of bedraggled tenements

  • An idealistic, charismatic and compassionate politician comes out of nowhere to be elected Governor of a somewhat bedraggled Southern state.
  • His arrival in Philadelphia is one of the most famous scenes in autobiographical literature: the bedraggled 17-year-old runaway, cheeky yet with a pretense of humility, straggling .
  • When he came out, he looked bedraggled, said the official: He looked like a homeless man at the bus station.
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  • Top GSK exec appears on Chinese news program
    A TOP GlaxoSmithKline executive in China was filmed in a bedraggled state "confessing" to bribery claims at Britain's biggest drugmaker on Chinese state TV. Chinese police have accused GSK of being a "criminal godfather" and "ringleader" in a bribery s...
    July 16, 2013 - MedCity News

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