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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
With an owlish visage and gravitas to spare, Domenici was part of an older generation of Republicans who sought compromise in crafting legislation.
In Rojava, Kurds often refer to Donald Trump as Bâvê şoreş—‘Father of the Revolution’—and in Kobanî there is a kebab restaurant called Trump, with the President’s visage painted on its window.
Nevertheless, there is an unmistakable resemblance between the African masks and one of the most radical features of Les Demoiselles: the mask-like visages of two of the prostitutes.
The linebacker was wearing a black leather jacket, no shirt underneath, and his typical, scowling visage.
With his hangdog, morose visage and faced etched with crevices, Stanton was known for playing characters of innate sadness or darkness.
More than 20 East River Tattoo clients have had their bodies adorned with Ms. Adu’s visage over the last year or so.
In the photo, Klein dons large sunglasses, gleaming hoops, and a dress with her own face on it, surrounded by ghostly reproductions of her visage.
Roger Goodell on the Big Screen At some point on Thursday night, the NFL commissioner’s visage will appear on the stadium Jumbotron.
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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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