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    when a person is losing hair

    I want to express the idea that a man is losing hair.

    How can I complete this sentence?

    Jack was in his mid-fifties, with heavy jowls and strong features. His sandy hair was ... from his forehead.

    Are there other ways of expressing it?

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    Re: when a person is losing hair

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I want to express the idea that a man is losing hair.
    Aha! Finally, a subject I have considerable experience of.

    How can I complete this sentence?
    Jack was in his mid-fifties, with heavy jowls and strong features. His sandy hair was recoiling from his forehead like a vampire from a garlic crucifix in the broad day's sun.

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    Re: when a person is losing hair

    Or if you just want to take the pedestrian route, his hairline was receding.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: when a person is losing hair

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I want to express the idea that a man is losing his hair.

    How can I complete this sentence?

    Jack was in his mid-fifties, with heavy jowls and strong features. His sandy hair was ... from his forehead.

    Are there other ways of expressing it?
    I'd go with Charlie's suggestion of "receding". You can say "His sandy hair was receding". You don't need "from his forehead". You could also say "He's going bald" or "He's balding" but it's hard to include the colour of his hair with those.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: when a person is losing hair

    You can say his hairline was receding.

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    Re: when a person is losing hair

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Or if you just want to take the pedestrian route, his hairline was receding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can say his hairline was receding.
    Déjà vu!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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