What does the word waxen mean?

Usage examples for waxen

  1. She saw that Vittoria should have been with him in the critical hour of defeat, when his passions were down, and heaven knows what weakness of our common manhood, that was partly pride, partly love- craving, made his nature waxen to every impression; a season, as Laura knew, when the mistress of a loyal lover should not withhold herself from him. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Bessy's features seemed to shrink into a kind of waxen quietude- as though her face were seen under clear water, a long way down. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  3. " Look here," he said, very gently, laying one hand on the woman's shoulder as she crouched shivering against the wall, and staring piteously at the motionless waxen form in her arms; " it's no use fretting about it." – Stories By English Authors: London by Various