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 Meanings and Examples of GAUNT
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gaunt
 a.  very thin, especially from disease or hunger or cold; barren
Example Sentence:
1  Her face was gaunt and grey.
2  The door opened to reveal a gaunt, clean-shaven man.
3  His once round face looked surprisingly gaunt after he had lost weight.
Classic Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
1  As her young brown head detached itself against the patch-work cushion that habitually framed his wife's gaunt countenance, Ethan had a momentary shock.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
2  High up on the plateau at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she saw rolling red hills wherever she looked, with huge outcroppings of the underlying granite and gaunt pines towering somberly everywhere.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  He was tall and gaunt and wore a pointed beard of iron gray, and his clothes hung on his spare figure as though blown there by a hurricane.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
4  Every empty, shell-pitted house they had passed that day, every gaunt chimney standing sentinel over smoke-blackened ruins, had frightened her more.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  Mammy cried silently as she sponged the gaunt bodies, using the remnant of an old apron as a cloth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  The bed was tumbled and unmade and he sat on it, unshaven and suddenly gaunt, endlessly smoking.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
7  The houses on the outskirts were dusky old red mansions with wooden frills, or gaunt frame shelters like grocery boxes, or new bungalows with concrete foundations imitating stone.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
8  On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap to it, like the worn nap of his broad-brimmed hat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
9  I used to lie in my bed by the open window, watching the heat lightning play softly along the horizon, or looking up at the gaunt frame of the windmill against the blue night sky.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIX
10  He could see it plainly between the gaunt trunks of the water-oaks and across the stretch of yellow camomile.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In I
11  The men in these mills were all black with soot, and hollow-eyed and gaunt; they worked with fierce intensity, rushing here and there, and never lifting their eyes from their tasks.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
12  The man was tall and gaunt, as haggard as his auditor himself; a thin black beard covered half of his face, and one could see only two black hollows where the eyes were.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 28
13  He was a man of electric presence, tall and gaunt, with a face worn thin by struggle and suffering.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
14  As they approached their own lines there was some sarcasm exhibited on the part of a gaunt and bronzed regiment that lay resting in the shade of the trees.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 21
15  It seemed, then, that there was bitter justice in the speeches of the gaunt and bronzed veterans.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 21