long face

noun

Definition of long face

: a facial expression of sadness or melancholy

Examples of long face in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web India’s troops have been engaged in a weeks-long face-off with Chinese soldiers at the nations’ Himalayan borders. Jason Scott, Bloomberg.com, "India, Australia Agree to Bolster Strategic Ties in Partnership," 7 June 2020 Meatpacking plants have long faced criticism for sacrificing worker safety in the name of efficiency and cheap meat. USA Today, "Cheap chicken, beef came at a cost. How American meat plants bred coronavirus hot spots.," 22 May 2020 Texas officials have long faced criticism over their operation of the centers. USA TODAY, "'The damage was done': 75 test positive for coronavirus at Texas facility," 4 Apr. 2020 Handke, 76, has long faced criticism for his vigorous defense of the Serbs during the 1990s wars that devastated the Balkans as Yugoslavia disintegrated. Washington Post, "Bosnian war survivors protest Peter Handke’s Nobel prize win," 5 Nov. 2019 Models have long faced unpredictable working conditions. Jessica Testa, New York Times, "The State of Fashion Models in a Pandemic," 22 Apr. 2020 Greig and Walter make a fine duo as foils who appear sisterly thanks to their similarly long faces and sharp beauty. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Belgravia': TV Review," 10 Apr. 2020 Communities of color have long faced disparities in the health care system in part because of discrimination, poor health and insufficient insurance coverage. Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY, "Black people are overwhelmingly dying from coronavirus in cities across the US," 7 Apr. 2020 Muslims have long faced discrimination from the Chinese government, but the repressive measures were radically expanded in 2014 following an outbreak of ethnic violence timed around President Xi Jinping’s visit to the region. Michael Hardy, Wired, "In Xinjiang, Tourism Erodes the Last Traces of Uyghur Culture," 4 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of long face

1747, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2020

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“Long face.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20face. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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