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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 basso profundo visage was a model of dignity, steeliness, determination, rectitude.
Also, a familiar insider-y face made a cameo on one of the tunics: The enlarged visage of a handsome Johnny Petrozzino, a sometimes-model who also starred in the Helmut Lang Exactitudes campaign.
L'horreur du crime et la violence des bourreaux sont identiques et renvoient à la négation du visage humain...
The Atlas Tanoak, meanwhile, has a similarly brilliant visage, though VW cautioned there are currently no plans to bring the pickup to production.
Across Egypt's vast capital, the smiling visage of President Abdel Fattah Sisi looms from billboards erected along major thoroughfares, from rows of posters affixed to lampposts and bridges and from banners dangling between palm trees.
And then suddenly, a woman’s dramatically bare visage commands the stage, speaking loudly and clearly, not only its painful private truth, but a public, even global one.
Using their algorithm for how various neurons would respond, the researchers were able to digitally re-create the visage that a monkey had viewed (2).
His flowing mane, chiseled visage and perfect pecs have adorned book covers, magazine covers and movie screens.
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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."
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Definition of visage for English Language Learners
: a person's face
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