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The biting finger of agony had drawn lines upon his haggard brow.

Renmark stepped into the light, and she saw his face was haggard with fatigue and anxiety.

The officers, haggard but tireless, aroused them frequently.

Sleep forsook the unfortunate men, and their eyes grew wild and haggard.

Her fright left her trembling, with haggard eyes in her pale face.

Iksialook was of the number, and he was so worn and haggard that I scarcely recognized him.

She was silent for a moment, and surveyed me with a haggard look.

Haggard and wan of face, and wasted with passion and sorrow.

Shivering and haggard she perceived that it was still daylight.

He looked wild and haggard, as if he had just committed a crime.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "wild, unruly" (originally in reference to hawks), from Middle French haggard, probably from Old French faulcon hagard "wild falcon," literally "falcon of the woods," from Middle High German hag "hedge, copse, wood," from Proto-Germanic *hagon-, from PIE root *kagh- "to catch, seize;" also "wickerwork, fence" (see hedge). OED, however, finds this whole derivation "very doubtful." Sense perhaps reinforced by Low German hager "gaunt, haggard." Sense of "with a haunted expression" first recorded 1690s, that of "careworn" first recorded 1853. Sense influenced by association with hag. Related: Haggardly; haggardness.

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