Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAGGED

The drifting boat lurched and sagged and turned her beam to the seas.

He hiccoughed resoundingly, and sagged back loosely in his chair.

She sagged in over the coast and came right on home, smoking like a torch.

The corners of his mouth were sagged, and his complexion made you think of cheese pie.

Then, in a little, he sagged forward, and his eyes went dull and abject.

But the front part of the sled seemed to have sagged into the snow.

Leverett, in a state of collapse, sagged back against an oak tree.

The clouds were leaden and sagged with the weight of snow about to fall.

As he spoke, he let go of the sweep and sagged heavily downward.

He sagged at the knees and slid to the floor beside the other guard.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., possibly from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse sokkva "to sink," or from Middle Low German sacken "to settle, sink" (as dregs in wine), from denasalized derivative of Proto-Germanic base *senkwanan "to sink" (see sink (v.)). A general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Dutch zakken, Swedish sacka, Danish sakke). Of body parts from 1560s; of clothes from 1590s. Related: Sagged; sagging.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.