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Rogak had Melody Byrd read a passage: Circe trying to bewitch Odysseus: "Wow you are burnt-out husks, your spirits haggard, sere, always brooding over your wanderings long and hard, your hearts never lifting with any joy— you’ve suffered far too much.
Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  showing the wearing effects of overwork or suffering
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  • Rogak had Melody Byrd read a passage: Circe trying to bewitch Odysseus: "Wow you are burnt-out husks, your spirits haggard, sere, always brooding over your wanderings long and hard, your hearts never lifting with any joy— you’ve suffered far too much.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Their faces were pale and haggard, scratched and bruised.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Or maybe it w as the sight of the haggard workers hunched over their irons, girls who looked entirely too young, who would probably look entirely too old after just a year or two on the job.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • As I stood there looking at the small crowd of haggard men, this seemed like an incredibly stupid oversight.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One

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  • "The Basilias is open," Isabelle said to a haggard-looking Alec.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Likewise the boy who was dressed to the nines in a muddy but finely tailored suit and stove-in top hat, his face drawn and haggard from lack of sleep, for he hadn’t allowed himself any in days, so afraid was he of his dreams.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • When he finally reached out his hand for the money, his haggard expression was the same one I was used to seeing on pawnbroker’s faces.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Jimmy mumbled weakly, a pained wince on his haggard face.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He looked more haggard than she’d ever seen him, worse even than when his wife was dying.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • There is a haggard look in his eyes that tells me he still hasn’t slept.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four

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  • He appeared to be no more than thirty, but it was a hard thirty, his face haggard and his belly distended from too much partying.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Mercy stirred and asked, in a quite natural voice, for a sip of water, and Rachel’s haggard face lighted with a smile.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • It was haggard: her cheekbones were sharp, her jaw pronounced, and her eyes slightly, but ever so disturbingly, sunken in.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • He collapsed in silence by the door, breathing hard, and although I could not see him, I knew that his face was drawn and that his eyes had taken on a haggard look.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • He hadn’t shaved in days and looked tired and haggard.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • She looks haggard and stricken.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Her face was terribly haggard.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • His eyes darted over me, from my haggard face down my forest green uniform to my mud-stained shoes.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • He had become quite drunk and his speech was . a little slurred, the freckled indoor face sad and haggard in the waning light.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He became a tall, wiry man with a haggard face and glowing red eyes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He raised his head from his knees, face haggard, and stared at me as though he had never seen me before.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He had been warm, humble, maybe a bit haggard.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He was six foot four or six five, at least: haggard, noble-jawed, heavy, something about him suggesting the antique photos of Irish poets and pugilists that hung in the midtown pub where my father liked to drink.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He finally forced himself to look over at the haggard building.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Then he recognized Garvey, leaning over him, his face haggard with worry.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • The haggard look on Finnick’s face tells me that now is not the moment to ask.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • They are bent over, haggard, three with just a horseshoe of hair left.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The worry of it fairly ate him up—he began to look haggard the first two or three days of it.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The haggard, pale face of a boy slides into view, and after an initial jolt of alarm, I feel better.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • One of them, Green Hornet, looked haggard, its sides splattered with something black, the paint worn off the engines.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He wore a haggard and mournful look except when he was drinking or playing on his flute.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • She look a little haggard with all Sofia and Harpo children sprung on her at once, but she carry on.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • Sixty-six …. sixty-seven …. sixty-eight …. The boy in the bed next to mine has an old man’s face, haggard, sunken, carved.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • His haggard face was yellow.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My haggard and wild appearance awoke intense alarm, but I answered no question, scarcely did I speak.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He looked wild-eyed and haggard, and I greatly fear his reason has given way.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The familiar faces in the crowd were haggard, dirty, crumpled by shock and defeat, but Tally realized that she no longer thought of them as ugly.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Any one might have seen in her haggard face that there was no suppression or evasion so far.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Suddenly a light passed over his face, a smile played round his set mouth, and his haggard eyes were fixed in thought.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And I noticed she was looking paler than usual, nervy, rather haggard.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • This time, a pair of haggard eyes had looked at the questioner, before the face had dropped again.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The poor fellow’s face was haggard, and his eyes showed the fear that was upon him.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • A PATH REVEALED Fatigued and haggard, but with triumphant smiles, they sat around the fire, congratulating each other.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • There was a movement and an exclamation from my right, and peering through the gloom, I saw Whitney, pale, haggard, and unkempt, staring out at me.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • If I do prove her haggard, Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings, I’d whistle her off, and let her down the wind To prey at fortune.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • His face looked haggard.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • "Doc, just a sec…" But Doc was at my side already, his haggard face alight with anticipation.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The house-door was ajar, too; light entered from its unclosed windows; Hindley had come out, and stood on the kitchen hearth, haggard and drowsy.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • His face was white and haggard and his mouth kept trying to grin.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • It was a sort of haggard astonishment.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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