long face

noun

Definition of long face 

: a facial expression of sadness or melancholy

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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 The jury cited artistic freedom in choosing the duo from among Germany’s five best-selling rap acts of 2017, despite their having long faced accusations of spreading anti-Semitic stereotypes. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "German Music Award Canceled Amid Anti-Semitism Controversy," 25 Apr. 2018 Of course, there's Huawei, another giant that, like ZTE, has long faced charges of assisting Chinese intelligence efforts. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: U.S. businesses worry Trump may strike bad deal with China," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of long face

1747, in the meaning defined above

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