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frayed
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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • The weeds frayed and edged back toward their roots.
  • His white clean clothes were frayed at the seams.

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  • Then she looked at the frayed seams on his white coat, and she was reassured.
  • The little manager, in his white clothes, frayed and clean, rested his elbows on the porch rail.
  • Her head was sunk and her dirty gingham dress was frayed at the bottom in little flags.

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as in: frayed cloth Define
showing wear with threads beginning to separate and hang loose
as in: frayed nerves Define
emotionally strained (worn thin)
as in: into the fray Define
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
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