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  • She was a wizened old woman with gray hair.
  • I remember when she as a robust woman, but today she looks worn and wizened.
  • By the end of the tune, I have found the whistler, a wizened old man in a faded red shirt and overalls.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Mrs. Jukniene was a wizened-up little woman, with a wrinkled face.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • The wizened face looked in again.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • A wizened, fraillooking wizard, bald except for a few wisps of white hair, was reading a letter by candlelight.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • A wizened old guard was up by the ticket barrier,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • ...grey and bent, like a wizened tree before the onset of a storm.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • She had dainty habits which matched her torn and filthy clothes in precisely the way her strong young cultivated voice matched her wizened face.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The man looking for us was a bespectacled little fellow with a wrinkled, wizened face.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night

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  • It was Tom, the wizened, toothless landlord.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • he would be a wizened, but hearty old man with a frizzled beard and warts on his face and hands,
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Last of all came a little hump-backed, wizened old man
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • He had a wizened black face like a small, aged monkey.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • In the mirrors, a wizened multiplication of boy-apes did likewise, posing a single rosebud of blue-yellow flame.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The wizened hand reached out to pat Miss Love’s arm.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • He wore a necklace of coal fragments, wizened hawthorn berries, rabbit bones, a tiny animal skull.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • Before we finish the man’s chest Stephen presses a wizened rose hip there to make a heart.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • From out of Maggie’s doors came the Promethean Scholars, twelve wizened Mystics clutching ancient books against their chests.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Her eyes seemed to shine in the dwindling light, bright and birdlike, like a wizened owl’s.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • All I could think of was Kilvin’s statement during the demonstration: In addition to being highly corrosive, the gas burns wizen it comes in contact with air .
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She listened, nodding her head like a wizened owl, as the tale of the morning’s woes came pouring out.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • The face had no nose, and the head no hair; the skin was scarred, burned, and the lips were wizened black, like charcoal.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Tombstones and statues jutted out of the side of the wall, as if a huge graveyard had been upended, and, like three wizened chimpanzees in tattered black suits that did up in the back, the Duke of Westminster, the Bishop of Bath and Wells, and the Honorable Archibald Fitzhugh were swinging from statue to stone, dangling Bod between them as they went, tossing him from one to another, never missing him, always catching him with ease, without even looking.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • His hair is so short, and he’s so skinny, that he looks like a wizened old man.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Christoffels was the third and only other employee in the shop, a bent, wizened little man who looked older than Father though actually he was ten years younger.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • I’ve seen newborn babies, with their wizened dried-apricot look, and these Jesuses are nothing like them.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The wizened gray giant shuffled into sight, holding an oversized meat cleaver.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • MacRannoch was studying the wizened little man, trying to subtract thirty years from the seamed countenance.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Instead of a wizened crone, I’m met with a formidable woman made of steel and shadow.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • We were admitted by a strange, wizened, rusty-coated old manservant, who seemed in keeping with the house.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • And then she was staring with too great an interest across the room, at the wizened figure of a little man coughing over a whisky glass.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He saw a wizened witch flit out of the frame of her picture and into the one next to it, which contained a wizard with a walrus mustache.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • She turned, face to face with a wizened cardinal.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • You, on the other hand, would bring back Ra, that wizened old carcass of a sun god.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Her wizened face cracked in a humorless smile that showed her tiny yellow teeth.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • She had never given much thought to the ages of the Silent Brothers before, assuming them to be all some species of wizened and old.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • There was a small bar in a dark corner of the room, where an old, wizened bartender stood for long stretches of time without moving.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She stooped down, seized one of Dudley’s massive arms in her wizened hands and tugged.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Perhaps it was because I had generally seen her alone, and beside me she had seemed tall and gaunt, but she looked shrunken now in size, more wizened, and I noticed she had to look up to Favell and to Frank and Maxim.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Most households bake their own, though you can get dried-up rolls and wizened doughnuts at Daily Bread, if you run short.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • During grace, Bailey stood in the doorway, a figure of obedience, but I knew his mind was on Tom Sawyer and Jim as mine would have been on Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester, but for the glittering eyes of wizened old Mr. Taylor.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • A tall wizen-faced man, with a stiff grizzled moustache and swarthy skin, who was passing out with his partner, said: "And may we have some refreshment, too, Miss Morkan?"
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Her coachman, whom she questioned, had not seen anyone answering the description his mistress gave him of the wizened figure of the little Frenchman.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • At his feet upon the steps sat a wizened figure of a man, with a pale wise face and heavy-lidded eyes.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Only Tom the landlord, wizened and toothless, remained of the old crowd.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The baby looked blue and wizened to him and he felt that there must be something wrong with it.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • And men laughed suddenly at the smiling, wizened little old man, whose sparse white beard was scattered all over his chin.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • Saphira sent him an image of the short, wizened werecat Maud, in human form, standing between two pale elves who were no taller than she.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • His wizened face, time-tinted and weather-stained to the complexion of an antique parchment, was here and there peppered blue by the chance explosion of a gun-cartridge in action.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
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