"We hope she is alive,"said her mother,Shanta Ben, the dark circles around her eyes giving her a haunted expression.

Does it mean that the dark circles around her eyes made her look haunted?

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Yes, it does. Dark circles around the eyes are often a symptom of long-term stress, especially lack of sleep, so their presence is associated with being haunted, or constantly worried.

  • So, "giving her a haunted expression", "giving her a jovial expression" refers to the subject?
    – Soumee
    Dec 1, 2016 at 17:30
  • Yes, that's right.
    – Werrf
    Dec 1, 2016 at 17:33

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