• WordNet 3.6
    • n wanness unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wanness The quality or state of being wan; a sallow, dead, pale color; paleness; pallor; as, the wanness of the cheeks after a fever.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wanness The state or appearance of being wan; paleness; a sallow, dead, pale color: as, the wanness of the cheeks after a fever.
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  • Finley Peter Dunne
    “A rayformer thinks he was ilicted because he was a rayformer, whin th thruth iv th matther is he was ilicted because no wan knew him.”


In literature:

And, at last, ashen pale, in the wan morning light, and with set teeth, he took his final oath and resolve.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
Dar wan't much sense in dat ar war, nohow, an' I ain' never knowed yit what 'twuz dey fit about.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
Petronella had always been somewhat shadowy and wan, had always been slight and slim and small.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Uposatha days (wan phra:) are observed much as in Burma.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Reginald's face was wan and bore the peculiar pallor of one who had worked late at night.
"The House of the Vampire" by George Sylvester Viereck
I tol' yer there wan't nothin' goin' to hurt us.
"Diddie, Dumps & Tot" by Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle
There was a stolid look of resigned and superior tolerance in Wan Lee's eyes.
"The Queen of the Pirate Isle" by Bret Harte
The peas was fairly hid wi' the crowd, an' 'twas that thick I counted sax 'pon wan pea-stick.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I'm sure that's wan thing Wat an' me's no' likely to meddle wi'.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
The next morning the child looked pale and wan, and Aunt Maria asked harshly if she were sick.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

In poetry:

Her eyes so bright and black of yore
Were now more black and bright,
And beam'd strange lustre in her face
So deadly wan and white.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
He hasna left his like ahin',
An' wha are they that tak' his place?
Ane wan'ered half a mile frae hame,
Anither lost his fiddle-case.
"Blythe Willie Stewart" by Alexander Anderson
The loveless world
Lies love-impearled
From innocency weeping;
Wan wings be furled,
And you lie curled
In Love's warm haven sleeping.
"The Temple of Sorrow" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Cecilia beads to weep and pray,
She weeps with joy, no longer wan;
And still on this returning day,
Blesses the heaven-directed Swan!
"The Swan" by William Hayley
Its shy appeal, and spreading far--
The gold, the fallen gold of dawn
Staining each blossom's balanced star--
Hollows of cowslips wan.
"Days And Dreams" by Madison Julius Cawein
And never again did they hear her lauch,
Nor ever a tear doun ran;
But a smile aye flittit aboot her face
Like the mune on a water wan.
"Halloween" by George MacDonald

In news:

' Obi -Wan' takes hard look at school voucher idea.
Cycling's Luke Finds Her Obi -Wan.
Life Advice From Obi -Wan Kenobi.
The might Lord Vader has just announced that the Galactic Empire has killed the most wanted man in the galaxy… Obi -Wan Kenobi.
Commissioners appointed Wan at their meeting Nov 15 and he will begin work on Dec 17.
Luxul Xen™ Enterprise Dual-WAN Router.
The Luxul Enterprise Dual-WAN Router (XBR-2300) allows you to securely share and optimize your broadband internet connections.
ERP / Engineering Firm Saves Cash with WAN Optimization.
At NAB2008, Omneon will highlight ProCast, a file transport engine employing acceleration technology that allows high-speed file transfers over a wide area network ( WAN ).
Five Reasons You Need Effective WAN Optimization For Cloud Storage.
Bojangles' turns to wireless broadband for card WAN .
Our hats are off to Korean designer Son Jung Wan , whose debut at NYFW delivered a fresh, compelling, '70s-inspired Fall collection.
'MacGyver' Movie to Be Directed by 'Saw' Helmer James Wan .
Articles Related to Wan He.
Pages Related to Wan He.

In science:

The first procedure, proposed by Jiang, Lahiri and Wan (2002) uses the jackknife method.
New Important Developments in Small Area Estimation
The PMSE of the empirical predictor is estimated using the jackknife procedure of Jiang, Lahiri and Wan (2002), described in Section 6.1.
New Important Developments in Small Area Estimation
The PMSE of the PEB is estimated by the jackknife procedures of Jiang, Lahiri and Wan (2002) described in Section 6.1 and the weighted jackknife procedure of Chen and Lahiri (2002).
New Important Developments in Small Area Estimation
Jiang, J., Lahiri, P. and Wan, S. M. (2002). A unified jackknife theory for empirical best prediction with M estimation.
New Important Developments in Small Area Estimation
WAn is the simple singularity given in (4.7).
Non-perturbative Solutions to N=2 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theories -Progress and Perspective-