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  • n  a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

  • TECHWATCH: IBM's waif laptop; Sony makes a play for the PC market.
  • Moore wasn't exactly a waif.
  • Throughout the sites, visitors are bombarded by images of waif-thin models and movie stars.
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  • A questionable woman in the synagogue?
    Ah! How authors wax poetic about the allure of a vulnerable woman! How tempting it is for that mensch in shining armor to whisk that vulnerable waif off her delicate feet and carry her away on his white horse, how tempting to rescue her from unnamed perils, and especially from her own demons.
    June 12, 2013 - The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

  • Lara Dutta in SamayLive
    Lara said, "I am healthier than ever before because of all the working-out I have been doing and feel that I am in my best form ever. I have never wanted to be waif-thin, but to have a fit and lean figure, which I have achieved all thanks to the...
  • Lisa Snowdon in MSNBC
    It was the time of the waif - when everybody wanted models who were thin and flat-chested,Snowdon said. "My figure wasn't in. I stood my ground and said no."
  • Sylvester Stallone in Denver Post
    Rocky is about abandonment. He had no parents, never did. He literally is a waif of the streets. He's America's waif. He gathers these other broken people and they create a family unit,Stallone said, a theme he continued in writing the script...

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