It was the last phase, the feebleness, the wanness, the inertia!
There was a wanness, a heaviness of aspect, that made him look ten years older.
The ghastly little skull-cap showed forth its wanness rigidly.
Vague lines of wanness betrayed the place of the cement walks.
Her long hair streamed in wild disorder over her shoulders, and added to the wanness of her pale face.
Since that little cloud was dispelled all the temporary waste and wanness have vanished.
There was something piteously like the fog that shrouded the world in the wanness that had overclouded her face.
She had been once eminently handsome, and but for the wanness and hollowness of her face, would have appeared so still.
She saw no talons or beak, but a wanness which, indeed, suggested a skeleton.
There was exertion about every move of his body, the wanness and effort of vanished vitality; he balanced himself carefully.
Old English wann "dark, lacking luster," later "leaden, pale, gray," of uncertain origin, and not found in other Germanic languages. The connecting notion is colorlessness. Perhaps related to wane.