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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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frayed
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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unspecified meaning
  • He began to beat the frayed end of his ashplant against the base of a pillar.

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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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