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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLENDERER

Molly looks taller, slenderer than usual in her mourning robes.

Then at the other, slenderer man who was rising to his feet from the pilot's bucket seat.

She was slenderer than ever in the short satin petticoat that was her inner sheath.

Its body is slenderer than that of the whale, and its fat not in so great abundance.

This is slenderer and smaller than the l-qrgha of those countries (Tramontana).

All she wanted was an inkling, a clue; the slenderer the better.

He was smaller than Peter, not so much shorter as slenderer.

He was slenderer and younger than Ted, who could feel it in the fellow's build as they struggled.

Drennen was younger by half a dozen years, slenderer, of cleaner build.

But hooded and cloaked as they were John knew at once the first and slenderer one.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, earlier sclendre (late 14c.), probably from a French source, often said to be from Old French esclendre "thin, slender," which could be from Old Dutch slinder, but the connections, and even the existence of these words, is doubtful. Related: Slenderly; slenderness.

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