American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. A past participle of shear.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Past participle of shear.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of shear.
GNU Webster's 1913
- p. p. of shear.
- adj. having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers
“It is well known that the wool of sheep dying of disease, if it had not been shorn from the animal while living, and also skins, if not thoroughly prepared by scouring, are liable to the effects described in this passage.”
“Deprived at one blow of most of his precedents, "shorn" -- as the Breach of Promise Reports puts it -- "of its usual attractions," FIBBINS's speech becomes an impotent affair.”
“He seemed to her always a kind of shorn Samson when afield from politics, and now, as she had often done, she drew him to speak of what he knew best.”
“A woman would not like to be "shorn" or (what is worse) "shaven"; but if she chooses to be uncovered (unveiled) in front, let her be so also behind, that is, "shorn.”
“But first the American sheeple will have to wake up, object to being "shorn", and pick up their pots and pans!”
“Shorts is also in the same family of words, conveying the idea of pants that have been cut, shorn, or shortened.”
“He said he started going bald after his hair was unceremoniously shorn from his head, and he's convinced that there's a connection.”
“The assumption seems to be that a review must be free-standing, shorn of the useful context consideration of existing commentary on a book might offer.”
“Beside her on the table is a trio of shorn Barbies wearing prison uniforms.”
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