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gaunt
Used In
As I Lay Dying
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  • He too has lost flesh; like ours, his face has an expression strained, dreamy and gaunt.
  • Her head lies gaunt on the pillow, looking at the boy.
  • He looks up at the gaunt face framed by the window in the twilight.
  • face streaming; again he looks up at the sky with that expression of dumb and brooding outrage and yet of vindication, as though he had expected no less; now and then he stirs, moves, gaunt and streaming, picking up a board or a tool and then laying it down.
  • After that I thought it was right comical: he acting so bewildered and willing and dead for sleep and gaunt as a bean-pole, and thinking he was so smart with it.

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  • She looked gaunt from the chemotherapy.
  • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys

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