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meager
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • The first man I saw was of a meagre aspect, with sooty hands and face, his hair and beard long, ragged, and singed in several places.
  • His visage was meagre, his hair lank and thin, and his voice hollow.
  • That a weak diseased body, a meagre countenance, and sallow complexion, are the true marks of noble blood; and a healthy robust appearance is so disgraceful in a man of quality, that the world concludes his real father to have been a groom or a coachman.

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  • They danced for the rest of the half hour, stopping to swallow their meager lunches only while Signor Carlotti was changing the phonograph between songs.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Inside, along with the rest of our meager possessions, were the Tales.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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