How to use bedraggled in a sentence
Warmer water means fewer nutrients, so some birds may be fueling up out at sea for longer, delaying their return to the colony or turning up bedraggled and unappealing.Albatrosses divorce more often when ocean waters warm | Richard Kemeny | November 24, 2021 | Science News
The Brazilian defense, touted as impenetrable in pre-tournament hype, proved to be bedraggled, and porous.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura | Tunku Varadarajan | June 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the end on the beach, the film shows the bedraggled crew, exhausted and relieved.In ‘The Project,’ the Stormy Battle to Take On Somali Pirates | Eli Lake | April 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Franklin and William, covered in sweat, their clothes spangled with countless leaves, made their bedraggled way back to the road.
There were whiffs of the painfully “hipster” sensibility in which everything is a bit bedraggled and self-consciously messy.France’s Next Generation of Designers: Cédric Charlier, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Anthony Vaccarello | Robin Givhan | September 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We were sweaty and bedraggled, shirts untucked, ties yanked loose.
They presented an uncouth spectacle bedraggled as they were with grime and dirty water.Spacewrecked on Venus | Neil R. Jones
Mrs. John C. was bedraggled from loss of sleep, and defeat sat upon her shining brow.Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
He is dressed neither in a rainbow, nor bedraggled with blood.Lectures on Landscape | John Ruskin
Professor Zepplin made a joke of his own bedraggled condition, and the boys gave slight heed to theirs.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
The bedraggled cat lapped milk, protected from the resentful jealousy of the station's regular feline attach by the one-eyed cook.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for bedraggled
(of hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
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