long face

noun

Definition of long face

: a facial expression of sadness or melancholy

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The 32-year-old Chinese firm now with 180,000 employees, founded by former People’s Liberation Army engineer Ran Zhengfei, has long faced concerns over its possible ties with Beijing from the US. Jane Li, Quartz, "2019 isn’t looking too bad for Huawei, yet," 30 July 2019 The state has overseen the Central Falls school department for nearly 30 years, but that decision was made because that small city has long faced financial problems. Dan Mcgowan, BostonGlobe.com, "Rhode Island moves to take over Providence schools, plagued by low student results and crumbling buildings," 23 July 2019 Attorneys for the Judicial Council have asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington D.C. to dismiss the case because Adams no longer faces discipline. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Court committee drops misconduct complaint against federal Judge John Adams in Akron," 5 July 2019 Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, commonly referred to as Mizrahi Jews, have long faced discrimination in Israel. Laura E. Adkins, sun-sentinel.com, "20-year-old Israeli combat soldier is also a drag queen," 3 July 2019 While both groups were waiting to see if YouTube did anything, neither were surprised by the ultimate inaction: YouTube has long faced criticism for very selectively punishing users who seem to cross the line. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Creators aren’t surprised that YouTube won’t enforce its own policies against harassment," 5 June 2019 Spurs have long faced criticism over their lack of depth, with key players such as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min said to have been suffering from fatigue during the season. SI.com, "Mauricio Pochettino 'Worried' About Spurs' Transfer Plans as Players Push for Big Signings," 4 June 2019 On the Lookout Draw attention away from a long face by sporting a pair of shades that angle outward at the temples. Amanda Greene, Woman's Day, "Sunglasses for Every Face Shape," 9 July 2010 Orange County’s program has been mired by needle litter concerns Despite the evidence, needle exchanges have long faced public resistance. German Lopez, Vox, "Needle exchanges help combat the opioid crisis. But officials keep shutting them down.," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of long face

1747, in the meaning defined above

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