: showing no emotion : expressionless

Examples of stone-faced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The school board sat mostly stone-faced as dozens of people testified in support of the theater students, sharing personal histories. J. David Goodman, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 When Cohen took the stand midday and swore to tell the truth, Trump sat a few feet away at the defense table—cross-armed and stone-faced. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2023 Slapstick and bodily functions aside, one era’s side-splitter often leaves the next era stone-faced. Dominic Green, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2023 Last month, the U.S. women’s soccer team was criticized for their performance during the national anthem ahead of the first game in the World Cup, with several team players standing stone-faced without placing their hands over their hearts. Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 10 Aug. 2023 Langer was stone-faced walking up the 18th fairway when Stricker was speaking after his round, and Stricker caught a glance of the leader on the television. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2023 Lou Ferrigno, the doc’s other star alongside Schwarzenegger, trains at home, stone-faced. Ebenezer Samuel, Men's Health, 24 May 2023 Gordon’s movies were as stone-faced and indelible as a bad dream. Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune, 5 May 2023 Former President Donald Trump was stone-faced and silent, eyes narrowed in the view of omnipresent cameras -- on screens everywhere but in no way in control of the moment. Rick Klein, ABC News, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stone-faced was in 1876

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“Stone-faced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stone-faced. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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