Definitions

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  • adjective comparative form of ragged: more ragged

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Examples

  • The landscape resembled the park they'd just left-a little raggeder around the edges, the colors less bright, but still beautiful.

    Spirits White As Lightning

  • When at last I got through all my money, and life from day to day grew harder and more precarious, food scantier, clothes raggeder, and surroundings more dangerous, she still remained faithful to me in her own way, but the life was too hard for her.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists

  • Party suppers had no such limitations -- often the table was gay with autumn leaves, the center piece a riot of small ragged red chrysanthemums, or raggeder pink or yellow ones, with candles glaring from gorgeous pumpkin jack-o'-lanterns down the middle, or from the walls either side.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

  • He wears a hat which he has at some fished out of a gutter, a ragged blue blouse, a raggeder apron, which was in its brighter days a coffee-sack, and wooden shoes upon his feet.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • It did storm that night and the next day and the next; a howling, tearing blizzard that carried the snow so far and so fast that it almost wore it out; so that when the spasm was over, the land lay bleaker and raggeder than ever, with hard-packed drifts in all the hollows and bare ground between.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • Beyond a ragged pair of drill trousers -- indescribably dirty -- his only garment was a still dirtier and raggeder undershirt.

    Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story

  • It did storm that night and the next day and the next; a howling, tearing blizzard that carried the snow so far and so fast that it almost wore it out; so that when the spasm was over, the land lay bleaker and raggeder than ever, with hard-packed drifts in all the hollows and bare ground between.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • The sandy waste goes twisting and turning in its fringe of timber southeastward along a broad depression in the face of the land, until twenty odd miles away it seems brought up standing by a barrier of rugged hills that dip into the bare surface at the south, and go rising and falling, rolling and tumbling, higher and raggeder, to the north.

    Marion's Faith.

  • Still, even to unprejudiced eyes, it was clear that Katty's rags were raggeder than those of her small step-brothers, and that she crept about with the mien of a creature which has conceived reasonable doubts respecting the reception it is likely to meet in society.

    Strangers at Lisconnel

  • "See here!" he called, after he had moved forward a few steps; "if you see any boy raggeder than you are yourself, bring him along, -- bring every boy and girl you meet who haven't anywhere else to go."

    Tip Lewis and His Lamp

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