The account we have of their movements is so meagre that it is impossible to follow with accuracy the route they traversed.
She was the most meagre craft, in the way of outfit, I ever put to sea in.
He was said to be eagerly hunting after a lady of meagre attractions but enormous fortune.
They were too poor to give him any but the most meagre education.
The news, meagre though it was, was eagerly listened to, and Jack had to answer many questions before he was permitted to leave.
Trees are also very rare on that spot, and these poor, meagre, and cancerous.
The peasants are poorly lodged, meagre in their looks, mean in their apparel, and remarkably dirty.
There were no words in her meagre vocabulary to voice her bitterness of heart.
So nicely adjusted were her physical proportions that it could not be said that she was either tall or short, plump or meagre.
A meagre meal was served at an early hour the following morning.
late 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), "lean, thin, emaciated" (of persons or animals), from Old French megre, maigre "thin" (12c.), from Latin macrum (nominative macer) "lean, thin" (source of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian magro), from PIE *makro- (see macro-). Of material things (land, food, etc.) from early 15c. Cognate Germanic words (Old Norse magr "thin," Old High German magar, German mager, Middle Dutch magher, Dutch mager, Old English mæger) come directly from the PIE root via Proto-Germanic *magras and are not from Latin.