How to use Ragged in a sentence
Her breathing was ragged, tears on her face.
Often the poor man is not so cold and hungry as he is dirty and ragged and gross.
He drew a ragged breath.
He looked down, and she bounded to the kitchen, surprised to find her breathing ragged after such a simple kiss.
Cape Ann has a rugged interior and a ragged, rocky coast.Advertisement
When old, the branches, broken and bent down by the winter snows, give it a ragged but very picturesque aspect.
For forty years he was president of the Ragged School Union.
You'll be working yourself ragged trying to get up them mountains, tailing behind 2,000 people.
In 1847 he began the greatest work of his life by the publication of his first "Plea for Ragged Schools."
After a number of tentative plans, he resolved in 1695 to institute what is often called a "ragged school," supported by public charity.Advertisement
The finer kinds, after the more shrubby or ill-grown rods, termed Ragged, have been rejected, are peeled or buffed.
The surface is shown to be a plain of degradation by a gradual ascent here and there to the crest of a ragged escarpment, the cuesta-remnant of a resistant stratum; and by the presence of lava-capped mesas and dike-ridges, surmounting the general level by 500 ft.
On the east it is strongly undercut by the retrogressive erosion of the headwaters of the Red, Brazos and Colorado rivers of Texas, and presents a ragged escarpment, 500 to 800 ft.
The Pacific border of the coast range of British Columbia is ragged with fjords and channels, where large steamers may go 50 or Too m.
Her breathing was ragged, her frame shaking.Advertisement
An American Aphid of the genus Pemphigus produces black, ragged, leathery and cut-shaped excrescences on the young branches of the hickory.
There is but little natural vegetation to be seen - ragged yucca trees, many species of agave and cactus, scrubby mesquite bushes, sage bushes and occasional clumps of coarse grasses.
I look very ragged my hair hasn't been washed in two months!
Sharp scissors have to be used to cut these bottles, if you leave a ragged cut edge it could cut fingers and hands.
In the photograph, the stark silhouettes of the ragged tree stumps fade into the aerial perspective of the murky, undefined distance.Advertisement
In wetter areas, tufted hair-grass, ragged robin and meadow sweet are common.
Ragged men crouched in doorways held out their tweed caps.
There were tears on her face, and her breathing was shallow and ragged.
Push hard, and shoot me up, he instructed, though his voice was ragged.
Deidre's breathing was ragged as she tried to process what she was about to do.Advertisement
Her breathing as loud and ragged as Hannah.s, Katie paused for a deep breath inside the larger stairwell.
Agonizing over how much time Rhyn had, she finally reached the water-soaked sand and sucked in ragged breaths as she knelt for a moment of rest.
You must find them before they - " "Rhyn," Gabriel's ragged voice drew his attention.
Her voice was ragged.
Her breathing was ragged and uneven, her trembling body slick with sweat.
Her breathing was ragged.
Are they all running you ragged?
Her breathing was ragged, her body shaking from the effect of his bite as well as her effort to fight his spell.
In the more southern parts of the island it often reaches a height of 90 ft., and specimens exist considerably above that size; but the young shoots are apt to be injured in severe winters, and the tree on light soils is also hurt by long droughts, so that it usually presents a ragged appearance; though, in the distance, the lofty top and horizontal boughs sometimes stand out in most picturesque relief above the rounded summits of the neighbouring trees.
The general characteristics of the lakes in the north differ from those of the south, the former being generally deep, with ragged rocky shores formed by glacial scouring which caused rock basins, the latter being mostly shallow.
This grand feat of arms was marked by many points of interest, such as the capture of the Dutch ships, which were frozen in the Helder, by the French hussars, and the splendid discipline of the ragged battalions in Amsterdam, who, with the richest city of the continent to sack, yet behaved with a self-restraint which few revolutionary and Napoleonic armies attained.
Once ordained bishop of Edessa, with the connivance of Theodora, James, disguised as a ragged beggar (whence his name Baradaeus, Syriac Burdeana, Arabic alBar adia), traversed these regions preaching, teaching and ordaining new clergy to the number, it is said, of 80,000.
Before the end of the year the invasion was repulsed, and the ragged armies of the Revolution had overrun Savoy and the Austrian Netherlands, and were threatening the aristocratic Dutch republic Very few governments in Europe were so rooted in the affections of their people as to be able to look without terror on the challenge thus thrown out to them.
You ought to see some poetic justice in thatâ€”he ragged you enough during the debate about your line-of-duty-shot-in-the-ass wound.
Agonizing over how much time Rhyn had, she finally reached the water.s edge and sucked in ragged breaths as she knelt for a moment of rest.
She disguised her beauty as an old man, a ragged peasant, and no one paid heed as she carefully moved up the narrow pathway until she finally reached the edge of the cliff and sighted the spot where Jership the Terrible had secured his line.
In the end fitness told and as the tackling became ragged Chatham House ran in a number of tries.
For work the men use a leather apron, and in the cold season and in travelling a burnous, usually a family heirloom, old and ragged; the women, in winter, throw a coloured cloth over their shoulders.
Leading from the study was a passage in which a partition with ragged curtains could be seen.
The whole army--French, Italian, German, Polish, and Dutch--hungry, ragged, and weary of the campaign, felt at the sight of an army blocking their road to Moscow that the wine was drawn and must be drunk.
Cossacks, hussars, and ragged Russian prisoners, who had come running from both sides of the road, were shouting something loudly and incoherently.
I look very ragged my hair has n't been washed in two months !
Dai 's clothes were so ragged and he looked so wan that the farmer 's Welsh heart went out to him.
Too near the ragged edge to let down even for an hour.
If braids are not woven gently, they can break hair and give it a ragged, unkempt appearance.
If your breath is too forced or ragged, adjust the pose so you can return to more fluid breath.
Taking a deep ragged breath, she turned away from the car.
Breathing ragged, she tilted her head in submission.
A Ragged School was opened on the Castle Hill, which has been the parent of many similar institutions elsewhere, though Guthrie's relation to the movement is best described as that of an apostle rather than a founder.
Another translator from Greek was Paul, Monophysite bishop of Callinicus or ar-Rakkah, who, being expelled from his diocese in 519, retired to Edessa and there occupied himself in translating into Syriac the works of Severus, the Monophysite 1 So called " because his dress consisted of a barda`tha, or coarse horse-cloth, which he never changed till it became quite ragged " (Wright).
Again, in Kentucky and Tennessee, there is a double alternation of sandstone and limestone in the plateau-making strata; and as the skyline of the plateau bevels across these formations, there are west-facing escarpments, made ragged by mature dissection, as one passes from the topographically strong sandstone to the topographically weak limestone.
It is cut in the volcanic plateau, and its ragged broken walls, which are inclined at very steep angles, are of a richness of colouring that almost defies description, a colouring that is produced by the action of the thermal springs, at the base of the canyon, upon the mineral pigments in the lava.
The steep, ragged walls of the crater show a great variety of colours, intensified by the light from the deep blue sky above.
Chile is thus a ribbon-like strip of territory between the Andes and the Pacific, comparatively regular north of the 42nd parallel, but with an extremely ragged outline south of that line.
Instantly the grinding of his teeth stopped, and his ragged breathing began to slow. He uncurled, and she withdrew her hand before he disappeared from the dream again. Even so, she wasn't able to shake the warmth of his magic flying up her arm and through her, reminding her of what it was like being near him when she was alive. Even the skin of a half-demon was smooth and warm. She used to resent the way his touch made her feel like she belonged to him, until she'd walked into the Caribbean knowing he might never touch her again.
Damper areas support species such as meadowsweet, ragged robin, water avens, lady's mantle and meadow fescue.
The herbaceous composition predominantly consists of marsh bedstraw, meadowsweet and ragged robin.
The skeletal arms hugging her chest, her body covered in a ragged woolen blanket.
He wears a long ragged cloak and an old wide-brimmed hat, so you can't see his eyes.
And I'm so bored I'm eating my own ragged cuticles.
Back to Top My fish has ragged fins / fin rot...?
The marshy areas of these fields stand out with colorful flag iris, ragged robin and water forget-me-nots.
These it stuffed whole into its great maw, revealing a multitude of ragged teeth.
Pam went quickly back into a past life where she had been a ragged peasant soldier who led a rabble into a village.
There are, at this point, some rather ragged edges of the rock sides, caused probably by solution.
Dai's clothes were so ragged and he looked so wan that the farmer's Welsh heart went out to him.
The development drama, tho now somewhat ragged, was allowed to resume its course.
Lovely, slightly ragged, bedroom studio production values.
Whatever the distance, he still runs many younger men ragged.
Once on wider roads, the Tanner group could see the leaders who were starting to look a bit ragged.
Paving was laid from the middle outwards, leaving the edges ragged and uneven to keep in with the setting.
Dundee looked like a draw would do, having been run ragged for most of the game.
Toward the end, some of the corps of eight were looking very ragged.
The shadows were getting longer and the wind getting more ragged with stronger gusts.
Look too for other marsh-loving flowers such as foamy white meadowsweet and bright pink ragged robin.
Here, open out; we must join in driving these ragged rascals back on the center.
Su, looking quite regal now despite her ragged fur, lays a companionable hand on one shoulder of each cub.
Another sign of the advancing season is the ragged robin.
Dolls, action figures, doll's houses, dinky cars, small metal dump trucks and steam shovels, ragged stuffed animals.
On damper grasslands surrounding the lower pond cowslip, ladies smock & ragged robin occur.
Yet their military efficiency must have been small, for their allies the Swedes invariably allude to them as wild and ragged semi-barbarians.
Then Cinderella looked down at her old ragged clothes.
Paragraphs are usually rendered flush left with a ragged right margin.
When he reached the crest I saw the ragged uncouth figure outlined for an instant against the cold blue sky.
Weevil damage is characterized by ragged holes in the surface of the wood from tunnels running along the grain near the surface.
It was a ragged path to profitability, but it was one that a lot of bootstrappers travel.
You'll also find books in ragged condition that will most likely cost you next to nothing.
American Composites exterminate valuable plants, and give a coarse, ragged aspect to the border.
If you need to give those ragged ends a break, consider line drying your shorts as an alternative to heat drying.
They can have a finished edge, ragged edge or be worn cuffed.
Layered hair styles can be difficult to care for because as layers grow out, the style becomes more ragged.
You can tell if your goldfish has a bacterial infection because the fin will look very ragged, while a fungal infection will cause the fin to rot away more evenly and there will be a white edge along the end of the fin.
The swim top was made to look slightly jagged or ragged around the bottom, which also gave it more volume and realism.
If there are loose or ragged stitches already coming undone, the dress may not be constructed well.
Consider for a moment that your laundry may need to be done, but running to offload the dryer, fold the clothes and put them up while you're in the middle of cooking can leave you ragged by the end of the meal.
In other words, there is never a dull moment on this show as the contestants are run ragged in their attempts to please their potential boss.
The fascinating transition from ragged citizen soldier garb into the eventual Continental Army distinctive uniform has been the object of research for countless historians.
You've been run ragged for too long.
This Blue Grass Region is like a beautiful park, without ragged cliffs, precipitous slopes, or flat marshy bottoms, but marked by rounded hills and dales.
A few ragged drunkards stood at a distance, but were not suffered to make a noise till I had done.
Lacerations. Also called tears, these are separating wounds that produce ragged edges.
A laceration too may have little or profuse bleeding, the tissue damage is generally greater, and the wound's ragged edges do not readily line up.
Women wear ragged, dirty clothing and then dance on through to a prayer for help which includes removing the filthy garments and burying them.
Use a good shampoo and conditioner to protect your hair, and get regular trims to eliminate split ends that can make any style look ragged.
North-west are the mountain groups of Kaja and Katul (2000 to 3000 ft.), in the east are the Jebel Daier and Jebel Tagale (Togale), ragged granitic ranges with precipitous sides.
He ran, the fury of his footsteps drowned out by ragged breathing.
She helped to inaugurate the society for the prevention of cruelty to children, and was a keen supporter of the ragged school union.
The road along which they moved was bordered on both sides by dead horses; ragged men who had fallen behind from various regiments continually changed about, now joining the moving column, now again lagging behind it.
The coast is everywhere low and deeply indented by ragged and shallow estuaries, that of the Thames being the largest.
Similarly, the dead fronds fall off,leaving a ragged petiole, which is afterwards separated from the stem by an abscess-layer a short distance above the base.
In Araucaria Cookii and some allied species each scale has a small pointed projection from its upper face near the distal end, the scales of Cunninghamia (China) are characterized by a somewhat ragged membranous projection extending across the upper face between the seeds and the distal end of the scale; in the scales of Athrotaxis (Tasmania) a prominent rounded ridge occupies a corresponding position.
Thus in 1846, after the resignation of his seat for Dorset, he explored the slums of the metropolis, and not only gave a new impulse to the movement for the establishment of ragged schools, but was able to make it more widely beneficial.
His ragged voice held genuine warmth, though, so she took his words at face value.
Her knees buckled and she slumped to the floor, wracked by ragged sobs.