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  • n. The characteristic of being haggard; tiredness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being haggard, careworn, or gaunt.


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  • "haggardness," this "coarseness," &c., &c., for the list is too long to specify, be an accident, or a property, of the man of the people.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • I will not say that my father's face, in all its dusty haggardness, was hopeless.

    Chapter 12

  • I'm not sure about his baby-faced looks, I'll admit, given the Tom Waits/Alex Harvey aged haggardness the character is meant to have, but with the costume and make-up he sure fits the bill, and I feel a little shiver run down my spine: they're doing the overture.

    Adventures of a Couch-Hopping Scribbler Part 2: That Toddlin Town

  • In that flashing glimpse, even as he reined and spurred to make his own horse leap sidewise out from under, Harley Kennan observed the scratched skin and torn clothing, the wild-burning eyes, and the haggardness under the scraggly growth of beard, of the man-hunted man.


  • The haggardness of his features seemed more pronounced as he lowered the cup to the bed.

    Western Man

  • Oh well, at least my haggardness is not gratuitously induced.

    Bearing Witness: Hitting From Behind

  • He had the air of a stranger; and seemed, by a certain haggardness in his look, as well as by the dusty soils on his dress, to have travelled some distance.

    Oliver Twist

  • As the door chanced to be standing open, Mr. Woodcourt was in his presence for some moments without being perceived, and he told me that he never could forget the haggardness of his face and the dejection of his manner before he was aroused from his dream.

    Bleak House

  • There was a haggardness about him, his eyes sunken and his mouth tight.

    Knife of Dreams

  • The awful haggardness that gave something of character to the faces of the men was sheer ugliness in the poor women.



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