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  • n  extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

  • By 1912 Stokowski's hair had burgeoned into a blond corona about his head, his cheeks hollowed to romantic gauntness, his aquiline profile so sharp-edged that it seemed in search .
  • Despite her exotic intake, she remains a model of gauntness.
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  • The Simple Grace of 'Dallas Buyers Club'
    Those squeamish about seeing disease — in all its gauntness, the cough and rattle, the bleary, graying eyes — may have a hard time watching director Jean-Marc Vallée's new film Dallas Buyers Club. As the title would suggest, we're instead in Texas, dwelling in shabby corners of Dallas. Matthew McConaughey, whippet-thin and slightly hunched, plays Ron Woodroof, a good ol' boy who likes weed ...
    Oct. 31, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

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