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Definition of "in rags" [in rags]

  • Dressed in very old, torn clothes (adverb)
  • Very poor or lowly. (adverb)

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Use "in rags" in a sentence
  • "They were of every kind of distorted shape and unlikely size and Elric was reminded a little of the beggar populace of Nadsokor, for these, too, were dressed in rags and bore the evidence of self-mutilation, as well as disease, wounding and ordinary neglect."
  • "The fever continues: a “poverty party” is given by Madame De Stael, where men dress in rags and women wear tattered gowns that ill conceal their charms."
  • "In the alley behind the coopery the woman in rags who had seen them near the produce table caught her breath."