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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He met her gaze haggardly. "I'm not sure," he muttered.
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.
Mr Wegg, she is worthy of being loved by a Potentate!' 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.'