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haggard

ha gerd

  • n  British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
  • s  showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
  • s  very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    eyes were haggard and cavernous

  • Daisy was struck by how pale and haggard the soldier was.
  • The poor, haggard man crouched with fear in the corner.
  • The critic opined that it was a haggard rendition of a very fine piece of music.
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  • Andrea in Telegraph.co.uk
    Andrea Baccarelli, the lead researcher at the University of Milan in Italy, said: "Heavy alcohol users tend to look haggard, and it is commonly thought heavy drinking leads to premature ageing and earlier onset of diseases of ageing."

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