Definition of dog-eared in English:


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  • (Of an object made from paper) having the corners worn or battered with use: a dog-eared paperback book
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    • I found no joy in cleaning up some little tyrant's mess and I didn't have enough emotion in me to cry over a silly dog-eared card.
    • The yellowed pages were dog-eared and extremely battered, and I replaced it gingerly on the shelf as I went to answer the door.
    • It was a worn book, pages dog-eared, and edges faded.

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