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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
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.
The thicket of dark hair that trails behind her is perpetually slicked back in a long braid or ponytail that punctuates her visage, yet makes for a powerful profile.
The colorful knitwear that featured cherubic putti in oval frames looked inspired by church ceilings, and angelic visages also graced motorcycle jackets.
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.
After a few words from America's most illustrious founding father, all heads turn (some more smoothly than others) to our current commander-in-chief as the spotlight shines on his familiar visage.
View 71 Photos The Stelvio also presents well at the curb, its iconic triangular grille and shapely visage greeting passersby with class and sophistication.
Beyond the glimpse at the obvious time jump, there's the less obvious time jump: Rick's red-eyed visage, also seen in the season premiere, wondering if his mercy could prevail over his wrath.
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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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