- adj. US, of a book Having many pages with corners that have been folded down, usually a sign of heavy use.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of dogear.
“We know some of you think we are making up the terribleness of many of the queries we receive, and we are in fact a hateful and high-fullutent person, lolling about with our dogeared copy of Swann's Way (en français, naturellement!) and looking down our nose at the toiling masses whilst extolling leftist-elitist tripe!”
“I'll make my usual, by now dogeared (no offense) comment about foreigners (gringos, expats, ets.) who seem to feel that those who cling to their native culture; live in expat-intensive communities and can only "get by" in Spanish are somehow inferior to those who boldly go forth to become assimilated into Mexican culture.”
“(Said as she clutches her dogeared copies of Nova and Tamora Pierce's Lioness books to her heart.)”
“Others are dogeared and cracked and obviously being read for the third or fourth time.”
“Each day, the poor wee boys trundled off trembling to St. Agatha's in their wee blazers, and their striped ties, knobby red knees showing between their grey shorts and laddered-down socks, the hopes of middle class families all up and down Philodendron Lane vested in these sprightly little containers and the little briefcase each carried filled with dogeared books and papers defaced by their illegible scrawls and Hanrahan's brutal red commentary.”
“The other day an elderly Brazilian woman took a taxi from her home in Copacabana to downtown Rio de Janeiro with a pocketbook full of dogeared bank notes.”
“The GOP proposals would over-turn the ancient federal order, he said, pulling a dogeared copy of the U.S.”
“When Kennedy read aloud from a dogeared copy of Aeschylus '"Agamemnon," it seemed as if he could feel, personally, the curse on the House of Atreus.”
“Medicine has gotten too complex to practice from a dogeared textbook.”
“Politicians squabble, advocates complain-and on nearly every street corner in Manhattan, someone extends a dogeared paper cup and asks for change.”
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