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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
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Because the skull of SK2 was exceptionally well-preserved, it was sent off to the Face Lab at John Moore University, which has previously reconstructed the visages of famous folks like Richard III and Robert the Bruce.
Kislyak, 66, known for his portly presence and jowly visage, found himself under an increasingly uncomfortable spotlight.
Long before any news outlet formally declared Ms. Handel’s victory, CNN and MSNBC regulars disclosed the outcome with their funereal tones and cheerless visages.
THE ANGRY POPOVICH FLOAT: Made entirely of strong-smelling wisteria blossoms, this giant glowering visage of the San Antonio Spurs coach will attempt to intimidate viewers along the parade route.
Less than two weeks ago, Sullivan, 26, and his colorful visage went viral when he was arrested for allegedly waving a gun at passing motorists.
Street artist ARCY will complete an outdoor mural by the patio featuring the visages of three of Hartford's most famous faces: Mark Twain, Katharine Hepburn and Samuel Colt.
There are multiple medical issues that can cause facial puffiness or add fat to your visage.
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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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