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Haggard in a Sentence

Examples of haggard in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of haggard, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(adjective) - showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

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EXAMPLES - Haggard in a Sentence

  1. "They're kind of haggard right now," Randall said. (source)
  2. Even from the distance, he looked haggard and older. (source)
  3. I mean when he was very gray and kind of haggard looking. (source)
  4. "Money," he answered, looking up with kind of haggard eyes. (source)
  5. III. iii.260 (442,7) If I do prore her haggard] A _haggard_ hark, is a (source)
  6. By the time we reached our destination, he looked liked a haggard old man. (source)
  7. At the gate of the "haggard" she met Nancy Joe coming out of the washhouse. (source)
  8. He looked haggard and stressed, and he perspired when he talked, which was his way. (source)
  9. Though haggard and distrait, Cooke was still every inch the buckra, or Jamaican planter. (source)
  10. Sullivan sees racism in Glenn Reynolds 'reaction to a Flickr photo of a haggard looking Obama. (source)
  11. Why, in the last stanza, does Mr. Dafoe replace "all pallid" - which is very Poe - with "haggard"? (source)
  12. My haggard and wild appearance awoke intense alarm; but I answered no question, scarcely did I speak. (source)
  13. In the dusty mirror in the bathroom I see one of those haggard, stressed out moms I swore I'd never become. (source)
  14. His lone warriors are haggard and fearsome, visibly delighting in the battle yet occasionally wide-eyed in terror. (source)
  15. The Judge bent upon him a fierce, inquiring scrutiny in which, oddly enough, there was a kind of haggard hopefulness. (source)
  16. I am blessed with a relatively tame specimen, and it looks it: haggard, a dull coat, a sagging middle, and tired eyes. (source)
  17. But judging from Ashleigh's haggard face, she's not going much farther in this competition without a lot of rest and fluids. (source)
  18. Oh, and did I neglect to mention that I later cajoled a haggard and hungover McClintock into signing twenty or so cards for me? (source)
  19. His eyes were bloodshot, and his face, all begrimed with smoke and gunpowder, wore an expression haggard, gaunt, and very weary. (source)
  20. The sight of these symbols of foreign oppression recalled the haggard faces and toil-bent frames I had seen on my journey to Milan. (source)
  21. Originally Posted by merle haggard which is garda incompetence in a city wre gardai were too busy bringing wrongful prosecutions ... (source)
  22. Televised pictures of the haggard and handcuffed IMF chief being loaded into a police car played on loops on the press center's televisions. (source)
  23. Here and there a desperate thief, with hungry eyes and thin haggard face, was climbing down through the gap, in rash hope of possible treasure. (source)
  24. Now it's looking a little haggard and unfortunately for my husband, I was able to find an almost identical one at a lingerie store for old ladies. (source)
  25. An eyas was a hawk taken from its nest while still without feathers, but the haggard was a bird caught after it had gained adult plumage in the wild. (source)
  26. "There was no way but to face the regime with force," Saadi recalled thinking, a faint smile emerging on his face, haggard and gray from years in prison. (source)
  27. A haggard and beaten-looking Joran van der Sloot was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for the 2010 slaying of Peruvian business student Stephany Flores. (source)
  28. CTV's John Vennavally-Rao said the colonel appeared "haggard" in appearance and said little during his brief appearance in the Belleville court Thursday morning. (source)
  29. Dark, handsome, wild-looking, but so full in every line of a kind of haggard pride that even if Dick had not stretched out so quickly I wouldn't have looked longer. (source)
  30. The whole scenery seems to array itself for the tourist like a country wife, with many an incompleteness in its toilet, and with a kind of haggard apology for being late. (source)
  31. This haggard guy instantly stopped in his tracks, turned and strode up to me, stared intently down at me in an almost accusing and searching way from three feet away, and demanded... (source)
  32. He was now invested with the kind of haggard vivacity that follows emotional exhaustion: a febrile alertness such as he had often felt after some hideously protracted dress-rehearsal. (source)
  33. The next morning, the Chronicle reported that people whose beer, liquor, and wine had not arrived by midnight were left to stand in their doorways "with haggard faces and glittering eyes." (source)
  34. Maybe you're like 18-year-old singer, Charice, who got Botox before her first appearance on Fox's Glee because she wanted to look less haggard and past-her-prime when she appears on screen. (source)
  35. But she was freebasing cocaine similar to crack smoking, through transforming powder into base cocaine, and as the decade went on she was photographed looking disheveled and frighteningly haggard. (source)
  36. Rusty bolts got you down? if the bolts that show on your quad are looking a little haggard, take them out, wire brush the rust off, and push them through a piece of cardboard so only the head of the bolt shows. (source)
  37. I must've had that "look": the haggard, war torn autism mother, buried in the trenches of FAPE litigation for an autistic youngster with enormous potential to improve and succeed if kept on a rigorous therapy system. (source)
  38. "She seemed right human at first -- kind of haggard and overtrained, but with plenty of fights left in her; a lady from forty-eight to fifty-four, with a fine hearty manner that must go well on a platform, and a kind of accusing face. (source)
  39. Phoenix, for so Peter had dubbed the haggard in memory of his and Jenny's first discussion of the bennu hieroglyph in the Egyptian Museum, had known the ecstasy of freedom and had a look about her that definitely said she preferred the wild to captivity. (source)
  40. Mr. Strauss-Kahn appeared for Monday's hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court wearing a black overcoat and slacks, looking haggard and unshaven, and stood silently as prosecutors outlined accusations that he attempted to forcibly rape a Manhattan hotel worker on Saturday. (source)
  41. Main Street's not the main, plenty of parking, plant's shut down, leftover widget parts a l l o v e r, in the faded billboards' ADVERTISE WITH US, in the haunted CUSTOMER SERVICE WINDOW of the POST OFFICE, in the deep haggard faces of those on the brink, in the ghost of this somewhere. (source)
  42. As the comments bandied about by pundits and columnists that Sen. Clinton was a "ball buster" (MSNBC Host Tucker Carlson), "haggard" (syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin on Fox News), and "big-bummed" (Kurt Anderson in New York Magazine) became a faint echo in the campaigning distance, would the second woman to run on a major-party ticket in the 2008 election cycle endure similar treatment? (source)
  43. Since nobody then knew the source of the contagion, it was possible to grow suspicious of almost anything, including the bony alley cats that invaded our backyard garbage cans and the haggard stray dogs that slinked hungrily around the houses and defecated all over the sidewalk and street and the pigeons that cooed in the gables of the houses and dirtied front stoops with their chalky droppings. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "haggard" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.


We have 30 synonyms for haggard.

ashen, careworn, drawn, emaciated, exhausted, faded, fagged, fatigued, fretted, gaunt, ghastly, lank, lean, pale, pallid, pinched, scraggy, scrawny, shrunken, skinny, spare, starved, thin, tired, wan, wasted, weak, wearied, worn-down, wrinkled


We have 9 antonyms for haggard.

colorful, fat, fresh, healthy, hearty, plump, strong, thick, unworn


Pronunciation: (hăgˈərd)

Syllabification: hag-gard


View up to 25 definitions of haggard from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (adjective) Appearing worn and exhausted; gaunt.
  2. (adjective) Wild or distraught in appearance.
  3. (adjective) Wild and intractable. Used of a hawk in falconry.
  4. (noun) An adult hawk captured for training.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Looking exhausted and unwell, in poor condition
  2. (adjective) Wild or untamed
  3. (noun) A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.
  4. (noun) A hunting bird captured as an adult.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed.
  2. (adjective) Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted by pain; wild and wasted, or anxious in appearance.
  3. (noun) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
  4. (noun) A fierce, intractable creature.
  5. (noun) A hag.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Wild; intractable: said of a hawk or falcon.
  2. (None) Hence Untamed; lawless; wanton; profligate.
  3. (noun) A hawk; specifically, in falconry, a wild hawk caught when in its adult plumage.
  4. (noun) A hag; an ugly old woman; also, a wanton.
  5. (None) Wild-looking, as from prolonged suffering, terror, or want; careworn; gaunt; wildly staring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
  2. (adjective) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  3. (noun) British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)