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Definition showing the wearing effects of overwork or suffering
  • His face was haggard and pale, like he'd seen a specter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • The men were haggard, unshaven, and hungry.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • She stopped, and he stopped with her, and she stared into his haggard, burning face.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • He looked more haggard than she'd ever seen him, worse even than when his wife was dying.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • My brother, whom I had not seen for seven years, looked haggard, not at all like the picture in the Times.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She didn't look good; she was pale and haggard; she was rail-thin.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Her face was terribly haggard.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Her face was drawn and pinched, her sweet blue eyes haggard and unnatural.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • His face was even more haggard than usual as he opened the casket and held it out to the Magpie, his head bowed humbly.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • He looked haggard, thinner than she remembered.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • She looked haggard and sad, all at once stunted; and her hands dropped listlessly; and her head drooped in slow, final acceptance of a hopeless fate.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • His face looked drawn and haggard.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Ever since she last saw him in the courtroom, Frank's haggard face and wild eyes had haunted her.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • The face reflected in the mirror was haggard and sleep deprived, barely recognizable.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The King; whose face had begun to look more haggard, sighed and retained his patience.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • She was aware of the haggard beauty in the lowering night.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • His face was still haggard and his eyes wary and haunted and the bright enthusiastic voice was a sharp contrast.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • There was a smile on Rhoop's haggard face.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • The sick man's lips parted in a curious smile, and a look of humorous complicity flickered across the haggard face.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • He looked haggard and tired.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows

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