GAUNT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of gaunt
Definition:
a. very thin, especially from disease or hunger or cold; barren
Example:
His once round face looked surprisingly gaunt after he had lost weight.
Sentence in Classic:
His gaunt face, however, and his clothes, which hung so baggily over his shrivelled limbs, proclaimed what it was that gave him that senile and decrepit appearance.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It was a gaunt, aquiline face which was turned towards us, with piercing dark eyes, which lurked in deep hollows under overhung and tufted brows.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Her thinness seemed to be the effect of some wasting fire within her, which found a vent in her gaunt eyes.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Oliver sat huddled together, in a corner of the cart; bewildered with alarm and apprehension; and figuring strange objects in the gaunt trees, whose branches waved grimly to and fro, as if in some fantastic joy at the desolation of the scene.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
The window blind blew back with the wind that rushed in, and in the aperture of the broken panes there was the head of a great, gaunt grey wolf.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
The soil was barren, scarcely affording pasture for a few miserable cows, and oatmeal for its inhabitants, which consisted of five persons, whose gaunt and scraggy limbs gave tokens of their miserable fare.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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 Context
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 Context
You would almost have thought he was digging a cellar there in the sea; and when at length his spade struck against the gaunt ribs, it was like turning up old Roman tiles and pottery buried in fat English loam.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
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 Context
The new Vale of Tempe may be a gaunt waste in Thule; human souls may find themselves in closer and closer harmony with external things wearing a sombreness distasteful to our race when it was young.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context