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also a·nae·mic  (ə-nē′mĭk)
1. Relating to or suffering from anemia.
2. Lacking vitality; listless and weak: an anemic attempt to hit the baseball; an anemic economic recovery.

a·ne′mi·cal·ly adv.
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the usual US spelling of anaemically
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Carefully, so as not to wrinkle my pressed suit, I lay back down on the made bed, until the sun announced itself anemically. I sat up, recoiled my chignon, and put on my face.
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