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haggard
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
showing the wearing effects of overwork or suffering
  • When her husband stood opposite to her, she saw that his face was more haggard.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (**% in)
  • That is a strong word, but not too strong: it is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness—calling their denial knowledge.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (97% in)
  • CHAPTER XLVIII Surely the golden hours are turning gray And dance no more, and vainly strive to run: I see their white locks streaming in the wind— Each face is haggard as it looks at me, Slow turning in the constant clasping round Storm-driven.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (43% in)

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