- My hair was lank and dull, I was very thin, brown pigmentation began to spread up my arms and on my cheeks; I was depressingly unattractive.
- She belongs round the back of the bike sheds, her hair is lank, her eyes are usually dull, and she is not expected to be a high-achiever academically.
- He has lank hair, with a receding hairline, and nice hands.
- First of all, his lank, angular appearance combined with his monotone voice and gloomy disposition aren't very soothing and reassuring.
- He was thin and dark as the world itself, like a plant stuck in the shadows, growing tall and lank, reaching for the sun that was just a little higher… always a little higher out of reach of the Dark.
- The man, now 25 years old, was lank and thin, bound to a bed by the wrists and ankles, his mouth sealed with electrical tape.
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- Hmmm, I guess what I'm seeing now is how he'd really look without the help of on-screen make-up, and with what's left of his hair uncombed and flapping lankly.
- He was very tall and muscular and bronzed and lightly tattooed, with long blond hair that hung lankly down his back.
- He has grown up into a lean, furtive young man; his hair flopping lankly over a sharp fox's nose.
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Entry from British & World English dictionary
adjectiveSouth African informal
sense 1 is perhaps from Afrikaans geld lank 'money galore'; sense 2 may be related to Afrikaans lank nie sleg nie 'not at all bad'.
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