wan englannista suomeksi
tulla kalpeaksi ja sairaaksi
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
(quote-book) in some old marvellous tale, / Some legend strange and vague, / That a midnight host of spectres pale / Beleaguered the walls of Prague. // Beside the Moldau’s rushing stream, / With the wan moon overhead, / There stood, as in an awful dream, / The army of the dead.
1975, (w), ''Humboldt's Gift'' ed., 1976, p. 24:
- Big fair wan lovely pale-freckled Kathleen with that buoyant bust gave kindly smiles but mostly she was silent.
(quote-book)|title=World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments|location=Minneapolis|publisher=Milkweed Editions|isbn=9781571311931|page=45|passage=Instead, you wiped off the red lipstick with wadded-up toilet paper and forced a smile, leaving the locker room with a pale, cotton candy-colored lipstick that made you look wan and parched instead.
(quote-journal)|date=13 July 1867|volume=IV|number=80|section=chapter II|page=35|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=N4GnAumLW6UC&pg=PA35|oclc=123899278|passage=(smallcaps) position in the midst of the general indifference was hard to bear ; my silence weighed upon me like remorse. The sight of Lieutenant Castagnac filled me with indignation, — a sort of insurmountable repulsion: the wan look, the ironical smile of the man, froze my blood.
(quote-book)|year=2014|isbn=978-1-63158-002-4|passage=“I have to admit, I’ve been tempted a time or two to chuck everything to go live in a place like this &91;(w), China&93;,” he replied. / “What stopped you?” / He gave her a wan look. “Celibacy.”
The quality of being wan; wanness.
(pronunciation spelling of)
(quote-book)|year2=2008|page2=4|isbn2=978-0-470-22641-4|passage=Growing up in Dún Laoghaire in the 1980s, I remember all the hard men were sinewy, scrawny lads, hence the local description ‘more meat on a seagull’. The reason was simple: they were undernourished. ... The young wans, despite a couple of babies, were more or less the same, pinched, flat-chested and drawn.
(quote-book)|year=2015|isbn=978-1-4087-0507-0|passage=He comes streaming out from under the stage, this time a feckin show-stopper, almost literally, because there’s eighty different acrobats above him, ... for this mad New Year’s show that has no story at all, other than this wan in silky robes who goes out with this fella in silky robes, and they’re from different enemy tribes of lads and wans in silky robes, and when they find out, they have this huge, aerial, acrobatic donnybrook that ends when everyone wraps their silk around each other up in the air, and then lets it all fall down to the ground, where the audience are, to show them how we're all part of one big silky family, and not to be fighting in the future.
(nl-verb form of)
(nonstandard spelling of)
(alt form): (infl of)
want, want to
(ux) (''Beowulf'' ll. 151-2)
with, in relation to
(alternative form of)
The number one.
One. Used with units of measurement and in times: ''wan aua'', ''wan klok''. See also wanpela.