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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
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.
The White House Communications Agency manufactured a limited run of red, white and blue challenge coins embossed with Trump’s silver visage facing off against Kim’s.
But the upside-down visage actually proved somewhat prescient.
House Republicans appear to have seized that visage for now.
Harold Bornstein has the visage of an aged hippie and the demeanor of one of history's great curmudgeons.
At Sheremetyevo International Airport and souvenir stands throughout Moscow, Putin's sober, stern visage gazes out from T-shirts, mugs, matryoshka nesting dolls and refrigerator magnets.
At Sheremetyevo International Airport and souvenir stands throughout Moscow, Putin’s sober, stern visage gazes out from T-shirts, mugs, matryoshka nesting dolls and refrigerator magnets.
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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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