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Origin of ragged
OTHER WORDS FROM raggedrag·ged·ly, adverbrag·ged·ness, noun
Words nearby ragged
Example sentences from the Web for ragged
In one experiment, a xenobot was cut almost in two, its ragged halves opened up like a hinge.
These plants were also the ones that looked the most ragged before the samples were taken.Modified genes can distort wild cotton’s interactions with insects|Emiliano Rodríguez Mega|February 16, 2021|Science News
He could hear their dry, ragged breath, the beeping of machines, the intercession of nurses, the fear.
Splurging on expensive skate boots isn’t the only way to get better, but if the pair you started learning with is looking ragged or doesn’t feel quite right, consider a higher-quality replacement.Glide into a new roller skater’s heart with these cool gifts|Rachel Feltman|December 2, 2020|Popular Science
They stand as ragged sentinels for a range of artworks that employ found objects and sustainable materials.In the galleries: A wide array of media carry election-year messages|Mark Jenkins|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
He became delirious, his heartbeat grew ragged, his blood teemed with the virus, and his lungs, liver and kidneys began to fail.
The low crunch of packed dirt against rubber tire was overwhelmed by the ragged explosions of automatic gunfire.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We are sitting in a ragged park behind a McDonalds restaurant on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital.
Beneath the layers of hurt, beneath the ragged laughter, I heard awillingness to endure.Billie Holiday, Barack Obama, and the Pain of Black Women|Joshua DuBois|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The final score flattered Brazil, which had looked ragged and complacent for much of the game.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura|Tunku Varadarajan|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But not too big for the ragged old arm that felled it down as an axe fells the last rings of a stricken tree.
A handkerchief, once red, with polka spots, contained a ragged flannel shirt and a stocking-heel tied with a piece of tape.
Nevertheless, he was girt with a sword in a ragged scabbard hanging from a frayed and shabby belt of leather.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The girl looked round the ragged moor, brooding in the twilight, and half hesitated.Uncanny Tales|Various
The spell was broken, and Mr. Carr took out his watch as he turned his eyes on a ragged urchin who had called to him from below.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for ragged
Derived forms of raggedraggedly, adverbraggedness, noun
Word Origin for ragged
Idioms and Phrases with ragged
see run one ragged.