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Definition suffering from too few red blood cells

or metaphorically:  lacking vitality
  • My mother is careful about how she eats because she is anemic.
anemic = suffering from too few red blood cells
  • The company has been managing anemic growth.
  • anemic = lacking vitality
  • My mother takes iron tablets because she is anemic.
  • anemic = suffering from too few red blood cells
  • She has lost the anemic look which she had.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • anemic = pale (having too few red blood cells)
  • What're you lookin' so anemic about, Bernard?
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • anemic = worn out (lacking vitality)
  • They like to stand out in the cold especially if it's raining. They think suffering is good for you ever since they saw that movie 300 Spartans. I'm no Spartan and hold up an anemic wrist to prove it.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • anemic = weak
  • But the conditions of her are in no way anemic.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • anemic = having too few red blood cells in the blood serum
  • If she were in any way anemic I could understand it, but she is not.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • anemic = suffering from too few red blood cells
  • I could easily see that she was somewhat bloodless, but I could not see the usual anemic signs, and by the chance, I was able to test the actual quality of her blood,
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • anemic = suffering from too few red blood cells in the blood serum
  • Their hair was but half attended to, their ears anemic in hue, and their shoes broken in leather and run down at heel and toe.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Our fresh troops are anaemic boys in need of rest, who cannot carry a pack, but merely know how to die.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He proposed life itself as a counterweight to the anemic interest in history and what he called the Christian 'slave morality.'
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • I am a son of Apollo, you anemic loser.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I went back the second time to recover from Martin's birth, since I'd gotten dangerously anemic, and to get the boys their booster shots.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • IN THE BATHROOM, the gush becomes a stream, the stream becomes a trickle, the trickle becomes an anemic dribble.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • If that was true, his prospects were dim, as we peered at the anemic-looking chicken wings in the old-fashioned automat-style vending machine.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • It is the most anemic scream in the history of screaming.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Colonel Reynolds was easy to pick out of a crowd, and he made the other Anglican communicants look like an anemic, malnourished race indeed.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Andrey Semyonovitch was an anaemic, scrofulous little man, with strangely flaxen mutton-chop whiskers of which he was very proud.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Hanne had tried to use dishwasher soap to create some bubbles, but the result was anemic and soon disappeared.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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