- So far he has been as clay in the hands of his beloved wife, but the anaemic ladies and the communion table are the last drop that causes his cup to overflow. - "Worldly Ways and Byways", Eliot Gregory.
- Lorraine had seen anaemic young men all her life, and the last three years had made her perfectly familiar with that look in a young man's eyes. - "Sawtooth Ranch", B. M. Bower.
- She was sullen, anaemic. - "Miss Lulu Bett", Zona Gale.