long face

noun

Definition of long face 

: a facial expression of sadness or melancholy

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Noncitizens who admit cannabis use to U.S. border agents have long faced potential lifetime bans from the United States. Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, "Canada is about to legalize cannabis; here’s what you need to know," 14 Oct. 2018 That compares to 42 percent of people in neighboring Congo, another impoverished country that has long faced instability. Washington Post, "South Sudan’s quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help," 24 May 2018 Indonesia has long faced a terrorist threat from radical Islamists. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Deadly Trail of Terror Grips Indonesia Ahead of Ramadan," 16 May 2018 The company has long faced copycats and competitors, including HomeAway, VRBO and OneFineStay. Erin Griffith, WIRED, "The Airbnb Challenger You've Never Heard of (by Name)," 2 July 2018 Her lawyers denounced the charges as ‘‘baseless and delusional.’’ Sara Netanyahu has long faced allegations of abusive behavior and living extravagantly. BostonGlobe.com, "Wife of Benjamin Netanyahu charged with fraud, breach of trust," 21 June 2018 Sara Netanyahu has long faced allegations of abusive behavior and living extravagantly in a manner out of touch with the general public. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Israeli PM's wife accused of fraud, misuse of public funds in 'Prepared Food Affair'," 21 June 2018 Sara Netanyahu has long faced allegations of abusive behavior and living extravagantly. Ilan Ben Zion, Jewish Journal, "Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust," 21 June 2018 Traditionally an itinerant people, the Roma, or Romanies, have long faced discrimination across Europe. Laignee Barron, Time, "An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of Fascism," 20 June 2018

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1747, in the meaning defined above

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