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visage
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition the human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face' and 'phiz' is British);
or: the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  • He was small in stature, with a furrowed visage, which as yet could hardly be termed aged.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (4% in)
  • There she beheld another countenance, of a man well stricken in years, a pale, thin, scholar-like visage, with eyes dim and bleared by the lamp-light that had served them to pore over many ponderous books.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (93% in)
  • Again, at the first instant of perceiving that thin visage, and the slight deformity of the figure, she pressed her infant to her bosom with so convulsive a force that the poor babe uttered another cry of pain.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (7% in)
  • According to the vulgar idea, the fire in his laboratory had been brought from the lower regions, and was fed with infernal fuel; and so, as might be expected, his visage was getting sooty with the smoke.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (95% in)
  • All people, in a word, would come stumbling over their thresholds, and turning up their amazed and horror-stricken visages around the scaffold.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (44% in)
  • It seemed to be his wish and purpose to mask this expression with a smile, but the latter played him false, and flickered over his visage so derisively that the spectator could see his blackness all the better for it.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (24% in)
  • Their immediate posterity, the generation next to the early emigrants, wore the blackest shade of Puritanism, and so darkened the national visage with it, that all the subsequent years have not sufficed to clear it up.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (66% in)

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