Examples from the Web for hangdog
“I don't think anyone quite understands how it gets resolved,” he said with trace of hangdog sadness.Hostage to His Caucus, John Boehner Can’t Keep His Message Straight|John Avlon|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was renowned for his violent pedigree, although few people other than militants would have recognized his broad, hangdog face.
He straightened and a little of the hangdog servility dropped away.The Clean and Wholesome Land|Ralph Sholto
He was a loose-limbed, swarthy, slouching giant with a hangdog look.Tales from Dickens|Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
He formed a marked contrast to his partner,—being tall, dark and slender, with a hangdog expression on his face.The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons|James Francis Thierry
The look in Trenwith's eyes, and the sheepish, hangdog expression of his whole face made Eleanor gasp.The Camp Fire Girls at the Seashore|Jane L. Stewart
There was no lowering of the eyelids when they confessed; no hangdog look about the mouth.The Underdog|F. Hopkinson Smith