Definition of "drawn" []

  • Past participle of draw. (verb)
  • Haggard, as from fatigue or ill health: a wan, drawn face. (adjective)
  • Haggard, tired, or tense in appearance (adjective)

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Use "drawn" in a sentence
  • "The only difference between true tapestry and drawn work, an example of which is here given, is, that the one is done on a warp that has not before been woven upon, and the other on a warp from which the weft threads have been _drawn_."
  • "It is a word drawn from the old French fur trade for engagés who served their time and went free."
  • "We should not be ethnocentric, a term drawn from anthropology, which tells us more about the meaning of openness."