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gaunt
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
very thin and bony — often from hunger or as though having been worn to the bone
  • Yet his face—his nose, the sockets for his eyes, his cheekbones, and the contours of his jaw—had the gaunt definition that one sees in the faces of sixteen-year-olds only when they are starving.
    p. 291.5
  • My grandmother, dripping wet—her usually flowing nightgown plastered to her gaunt, hunched body, her hair arrayed in its nightly curlers, her face thickly creamed the lifeless color of the moon—burst into my mother's room.
    p. 107.1

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