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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
As previously reported, he’s caught backlash from social media users for depictions of Trump as the Wicked Witch, as well as an unflattering visage of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
With reverse correlation, the final visage does depend on the image the researchers begin with.
Researchers have found that Americans imagine a God that resembles themselves—a visage that can vary dramatically depending on one’s race and politics.
Mueller — the 73-year-old former FBI director with a hangdog visage and rigid bearing — looms over the investigation but is an intermittent presence in the windowless room in the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse.
As zoo experts reached through grid fencing to perform the ultrasound Thursday, Baraka swaggered about, with his forbidding visage and considerable bulk.
With their elongated necks and chiseled features, there was something distinctly ironic about their portrayals, which, in many ways, seemed to spoof Pivovarova’s own visage and push the viewer into wondering what lies beyond surface-level beauty.
His visage is now hard and fixed, as if the planes of his face have changed entirely.
Most of them gaze out at the viewer, although their visages are amalgams of several faces.
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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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