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  • I am (was) a journalist, I know the drill, and so when I said those words—the Ellen Abbott effect—I recognized Sharon’s mouth twitch, the delicately raised eyebrows, the lightening of her whole visage.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The man sat forward with elbows on knees, hands clenched together, his entire visage appearing as if it might melt and drip onto the floor.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • She loved Jared’s occasionally worried visage appearing in his doorway, asking her to see how they could keep their aggregate over 98.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • His walruslike visage rarely changed; I never heard him raise his voice, but it was difficult to read his mood, beyond mild aggravation.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • But it was also the other character of her beauty, its dark and willful visage, and with it, the growing measure of independence she would exercise over her world and over me, that she had hoped to keep hidden a little longer.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I found myself flat on my back, spots dancing in my eyes, the cadaverous visage of the plague spirit looming over me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Two more boys emerge from the soot carrying a portrait in a gilded frame, twice as tall as they are, the visage of some long-dead greatgrandfather glowering at the night.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • On a weekend I purchased a huge poster of Beethoven, and hung his shaggy-maned visage on the bulletin board.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • For a split second, one took on the icy visage of Boreas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • I travelled only at night, fearful of encountering the visage of a human being.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • No one ventured to gainsay the missionary, whose excited tone contrasted curiously with his naturally calm visage.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He was calm; but the agitation of the night was legible in his pale and careworn visage.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • His visage was grim, weathered, and hewn of many years’ experience.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Vernet’s visage turned ice-cold, an eerie transformation.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Very, very slowly, Nico’s frozen visage thawed and we talked for a few minutes more.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Only the tipple and man-hoist kept their black visage, steam rising from the deep shafts beneath them.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "Ho, ho!" said Sam, "skeery, ar ye?" and his black visage lighted up with a curious, mischievous gleam.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • His visage was clouded by fear.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A terror to the smiling innocence of the villages through which he floats; his swart visage and bold swagger are not unshunned in cities.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "No," said d’Artagnan, "and yet I am certain it is not the first time I have seen that visage."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He was small in stature, with a furrowed visage, which as yet could hardly be termed aged.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • His visage was meagre, his hair lank and thin, and his voice hollow.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Artemis’s visage grew to fill the plasma screen.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Speaking in short, matter-of-fact phrases, they worry aloud over the fickle weather and fields of sunflowers still too wet to cut, while above their heads Ross Perot s sneering visage flickers across a silent television screen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • ’Seventy times seven times didst thou gapingly contort thy visage — seventy times seven did I take counsel with my soul — Lo, this is human weakness: this also may be absolved!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Glancing narrowly into the more distant darkness, he caught occasional glimpses of visages that loomed pallid and ghostly, lit with a phosphorescent glow.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • ’But the unsightly blemishes upon your visage, young master —’ They’re freckles!’ said Ron furiously.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • CHAPTER IX MR. THOMAS MARVEL You must picture Mr. Thomas Marvel as a person of copious, flexible visage, a nose of cylindrical protrusion, a liquorish, ample, fluctuating mouth, and a beard of bristling eccentricity.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Then, in a flash, I perceived that all had the same form of costume, the same soft hairless visage, and the same girlish rotundity of limb.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • CYRANO: Take notice, boobies all, Who find my visage’s center ornament A thing to jest at—that it is my wont— An if the jester’s noble—ere we part To let him taste my steel, and not my boot!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Horst was there-his thick beard protruded like a shelf into the light-flanked by the hard visages of Delwin, Gedric, and then Loring.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Even on his visage it would have been impossible to distinguish anything with certainty.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I had contracted dragon pox shortly before arriving at school, and while I was no longer contagious, my pock-marked visage and greenish hue did not encourage many to approach me.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In the sea bottom the wind stirred along faint vapors, and from the mountains great stone visages looked upon the silvery rocket and the small fire.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • LYSANDER Helen, to you our minds we will unfold: To-morrow night, when Phoebe doth behold Her silver visage in the watery glass, Decking with liquid pearl the bladed grass,— A time that lovers’ flights doth still conceal,— Through Athens’ gates have we devis’d to steal.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The four blazing pines threw up a loftier flame, and obscurely discovered shapes and visages of horror on the smoke wreaths above the impious assembly.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • Attempts at conversation would turn into one-way monologues, with sounds bouncing off her stone visage.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • But ever the eleven kings and their host was ever in the visage of Arthur.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Paul stared at the dark visage above him, wondering at the reasons which had impelled Stilgar to say just that.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • John Reed was a schoolboy of fourteen years old; four years older than I, for I was but ten: large and stout for his age, with a dingy and unwholesome skin; thick lineaments in a spacious visage, heavy limbs and large extremities.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • That I did love the Moor to live with him, My downright violence and storm of fortunes May trumpet to the world: my heart’s subdu’d Even to the very quality of my lord: I saw Othello’s visage in his mind; And to his honors and his valiant parts Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • O, then, by day Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough To mask thy monstrous visage?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • In New Zealand, Hillary is one of the most honored figures in the nation; his craggy visage even stares out from the face of the five-dollar bill.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Ben remembered, his broad visage wondering.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It was, however, easy to be seen, by the occasional gleams that shot across his swarthy visage, that it was only necessary to arouse his passions, in order to give full effect to the terrific device which he had adopted to intimidate his enemies.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • This fair hair, this pale visage, this pure brow, seemed surrounded by an ashy halo from which the dark eyes looked out at me.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • His once-dark hair was turning silver, and his famous visage reflected a lifetime of power and a vigorous intellect.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • And his opposite, the youth, bears in his visage no great presage of cruelty.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • But ever the eleven kings and their host was ever in the visage of Arthur.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
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