Origin of broken-down
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Here, instead of verbalizing her emotions, Winslet oozes dread via her broken-down visage, and slight mannerisms.At Telluride, Jason Reitman’s ‘Labor Day’ Is Superbly Acted|Marlow Stern|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"They go from broken-down, infected teeth or no teeth at all to feeling great about themselves again," she said.
The Caine is finally decommissioned in the fall of 1945, after steaming its broken-down way home from Okinawa.
It was a journey we made in a broken-down Lada that had no seat belts or windshield wipers.With U.S. Adoption Ban, a Mother Fears for Russia’s Abandoned Kids|Janis Cooke Newman|December 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So far Harry's tour of the Caribbean has been a riot of informality with booze, boogies and broken-down boats a-plenty.
With trembling limbs he left the court-room a broken-down man.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
A Citizen of North America, whose nest is a wet bed of broken-down reeds, sometimes floating on the water of the marsh.Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
Ball was a broken-down pugilist who for over ten years had not entered the ring as a principal.When God Laughs and Other Stories|Jack London
The name he gave me was Beljames, and he was reported to be a broken-down gentleman.The Evil Genius|Wilkie Collins
There is a broken-down old stuff here by the name of Hazard.The Bread Line|Albert Bigelow Paine