In his evening clothes, the length and gauntness of his face and figure seemed more noticeable than ever.
Then she noticed the gauntness of his bronzed face and how lean he was.
She also saw how worn his face was, and the gauntness of his frame, and her compassion was stronger than her pride.
He was as tall as the pastor, and slender, but without the other's gauntness.
His gauntness was more pronounced than it ever had been before.
He was large for a Frenchman, and his gauntness was compounded by an obvious lack of sleep.
Starved to gauntness, obviously the animal had been receiving neither food nor attention.
Gaga was in his sleeping-suit, spectral in his gauntness and his pallor.
His is a wall-paper with a vengeance—one quarter of the universe laid bare in all its gauntness.
His garments were ragged, and his gauntness showed through them.
mid-15c. (as a surname from mid-13c.), from Middle French gant, of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gand "a thin stick," also "a tall thin man") and somehow connected with the root of gander. Connection also has been suggested to Old French jaunet "yellowish" [Middle English Dictionary].