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Examples of visage in a Sentence
an old man with a noticeably happy visage
visitors to the mountain range had long noted that the natural rock formation bore a striking resemblance to the visage of a man
Recent Examples of visage from the Web
His flowing mane, chiseled visage and perfect pecs have adorned book covers, magazine covers and movie screens.
Anyone who lived in Portland in the 1980s and ’90s surely still recognizes DePreist’s visage.
At the time, Summitt, whose flinty-eyed visage on the magazine’s cover left no doubt that the founder of the Lady Vols’ Tennessee basketball empire was no one to trifle with, was in her prime.
YouTube has funded the production of music videos, while Spotify has plastered artists’ visages on billboards in major cities.
Another famous face associated with Oyster Bay is Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909), whose mustachioed visage is carved into Mount Rushmore.
Local startup SenseTime, for instance, has teamed with dozens of police departments to track everything from visages to races, helping the country develop one of the world’s most sophisticated and extensive surveillance machines.
This change of presentation has contributed to the ease with which the modern viewer identifies with these ancient visages.
The party felt like a music festival, with pizza slices served in boxes emblazoned with Stella’s visage, vegan empanadas, tiny spicy tamales, and mini churros.
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Did You Know?
The word face may be a pretty generic word, but it has several high-flown synonyms. "Physiognomy," for instance, refers to facial features thought to reveal qualities of temperament or character ("I thought I could detect in his physiognomy a mind owning better qualities than his father ever possessed. . . ." - Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights). "Countenance" is often used to refer to the face as an indication of mood or emotion ("Mina struggled hard to keep her brave countenance. . . ." - Bram Stoker, Dracula). "Visage" can refer to the face of a person or an animal, and it can also refer to the appearance of nonliving things, as in "the dirty visage of the old abandoned factory."
VISAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of visage for English Language Learners
: a person's face
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