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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
Sia hides her visage with huge bows, wigs, and all manner of headgear.
However, the statue has provoked plenty of mirth on social media, with Maradona's visage prompting comparisons with singer Susan Boyle, grandmas and a youthful Roy Hodgson, who now manages English Premier League club Crystal Palace.
In the vestibule were stacks of sample ballots for the Democrat, whose smiling visage was on literature left on every car in the parking lot.
Recall that the Obama administration backed a new note to replace Andrew Jackson’s visage with Tubman’s.
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.
More than 20 East River Tattoo clients have had their bodies adorned with Ms. Adu’s visage over the last year or so.
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.
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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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