haggardly


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hag·gard

 (hăg′ərd)
adj.
1. Exhausted or distraught and often gaunt in appearance.
2. Wild and intractable. Used of a hawk in falconry.
n.
An adult hawk captured for training.

[French hagard, wild, from Old French, wild hawk, raptor, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

hag′gard·ly adv.
hag′gard·ness n.
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Adv.1.haggardly - in a haggard manner; "she looked haggardly out of her tent"
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Tied up and twisted; gnarled and knotted with wrinkles; haggardly firm and unyielding; his eyes glowing like coals, that still glow in the ashes of ruin; untottering Ahab stood forth in the clearness of the morn; lifting his splintered helmet of a brow to the fair girl's forehead of heaven.
Let no man,' he cried, looking haggardly about, 'fail to preserve at least that little of the times of his prosperity and respect.
Here Silas is rather alarmed by Mr Venus's springing to his feet in the hurry of his spirits, and haggardly confronting him with his hand on his coat collar; but Mr Venus, begging pardon, sits down again, saying, with the calmness of despair, 'She objects to the business.