Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.‘she was so emaciated she could hardly stand’
thin, skeletal, bony, wasted, thin as a rakescrawny, skinny, scraggy, skin and bones, raw-boned, angular, stick-like, size-zerostarved, underfed, undernourished, underweight, half-starvedcadaverous, shrivelled, shrunken, witheredgaunt, haggard, drawn, pinched, wizened, attenuated, atrophiedanorexic, looking like a bag of bonesphthisicalView synonyms
- ‘From her wasted and emaciated appearance, we may fairly infer, she also fell a martyr to this destructive and poisonous liquid.’
- ‘In emaciated animals, serous atrophy occurs at these depot sites and in the bone marrow cavity.’
- ‘My father was quite a skinny, emaciated man, my brother a build a stark halfway between my father and I.’
- ‘I keep picturing their skinny, emaciated frames - did I guess they were addicts?’
- ‘Her cheeks sunk deep inside, and she appeared thin and emaciated.’
- ‘Looking at his weight to see if he's malnourished or emaciated in any way.’
- ‘He narrowly escaped execution during the Second World War and had not run in six years when he headed off to Boston, an emaciated stick of a man.’
- ‘The man was dying, emaciated and had a high fever when the first injection of their scant supply of penicillin was given.’
- ‘A young boy without a shirt, showing his emaciated body, propels himself across the compartment floor.’
- ‘Months later their drawn faces and emaciated bodies bear testimony to the ravages of heroin addiction.’
- ‘But this time it was a little girl - a painfully thin little girl with huge, staring eyes and emaciated limbs and body.’
- ‘Susie, as she has been named, was found in an emaciated state in a garden in Turton Road, Tottington, next to the Pets in Need animal shelter.’
- ‘He told his driver to stop outside a broken-down shack, where an emaciated woman and two young men sat on a porch surrounded by household debris.’
- ‘In The Machinist he is as emaciated as a hunger striker.’
- ‘Some cattle became horrifically emaciated or developed raw wounds.’
- ‘The animals were starving, emaciated, had worms and lice and two were in such a bad state they were days from death.’
- ‘This makes her a far healthier role model than the emaciated models currently making their bony way down the world's catwalks.’
- ‘He looked emaciated, eating only an apple and a latte each day to survive.’
- ‘But social workers who examined the woman said that although weak and emaciated, she showed no signs of mental illness.’
- ‘The millionaire bookie gladly agreed to take the neglected animal into his private sanctuary after it was found emaciated and abandoned.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.