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frayed
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Crime and Punishment
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frayed
Used in
Crime and Punishment
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  • He picked up a big claspknife and cut off the frayed threads.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The frayed rags he had cut off his trousers were actually lying on the floor in the middle of the room, where anyone coming in would see them!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But there seemed to be nothing, no trace, except in one place, where some thick drops of congealed blood were clinging to the frayed edge of his trousers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He went to the stove, opened it and began rummaging in the ashes; the frayed edges of his trousers and the rags cut off his pocket were lying there just as he had thrown them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It needed the utmost delicacy, the greatest nicety, but she has managed things so that that fool, that conceited baggage, that provincial nonentity, simply because she is the widow of a major, and has come to try and get a pension and to fray out her skirts in the government offices, because at fifty she paints her face (everybody knows it) a creature like that did not think fit to come, and has not even answered the invitation, which the most ordinary good manners required! I can't  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: frayed nerves
as in: frayed cloth
as in: into the fray
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