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gaunt
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
very thin and bony — often from hunger or as though having been worn to the bone
  • It had high cheekbones over gaunt, hollow cheeks; gray eyes, cold and steady; a contemptuous mouth, shut tight, the mouth of an executioner or a saint.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (6% in)
  • She stood looking after him through the screen door, watching his gaunt figure move across the rigid neatness of her parlor.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (26% in)
  • She saw his mouth and the silent contempt in the shape of his mouth; the planes of his gaunt, hollow cheeks; the cold, pure brilliance of the eyes that had no trace of pity.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (55% in)
  • A gaunt young man stood on the threshold; he had disheveled hair, a strong mouth with a square lower lip, and the most expressive eyes that Roark had ever seen.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (30% in)
  • The man was tall and gaunt and had orange hair.
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (21% in)
  • He saw Roark's figure for an instant, straight and gaunt against the angle of two glass panes behind the desk, then Roark sat down facing him.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (7% in)

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