Examples of gaunt in a Sentence
He left the hospital looking tired and gaunt.
a gaunt factory on the edge of town
Recent Examples of gaunt from the Web
And later Monday, Carter turned his attention to those who have condemned his gaunt appearance in his mug shot.
Those emerging from the Old City at this late stage in the fight were weak, injured, gaunt and pale.
A gaunt woman had arrived, weeping and shrieking in protest.
Although Harris has always looked wiry, circumstances have given him a more gaunt appearance.
Hervé Berville — tall, gaunt and of African descent — survived Rwanda’s genocide, was adopted by a Breton couple and studied at the London School of Economics.
Binta, a gaunt woman whose eyes mirror the pain of a hard life and whose hands are rough from farming, was widowed five years ago.
Among those attending the Zumba dance program in Ususan was Alma Maaliao, 47, a gaunt mother of 11 and recovering shabu addict.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ gaunt appearance at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference on Monday prompted a number of prominent bloggers, with understandable trepidation, to question his health.
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Origin and Etymology of gaunt
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of gaunt
GAUNT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gaunt for English Language Learners
: very thin usually because of illness or suffering
: plain and unpleasant in appearance : desolate and gloomy
GAUNT Defined for Kids
Definition of gaunt for Students
: very thin and bony (as from illness or hunger) a gaunt face
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