Often referring to a false face presented by a person. Buildings often have false facades; e.g., a building might have a layer of 1/4" brick, but not really be a brick building. This is why the term is used for the false appearance a person presents.
Beneath the facade of ideology was an individual who wanted absolute power.
"Yesterday’s news," I tell Lucky, keeping up the cool facade I always do.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
I saw the cathedral and walked up toward it. The first time I ever saw it I thought the facade was ugly but I liked it now.
Ernest Hemingway -- The Sun Also Rises
...the setting sun is feverishly beautiful, casting a striking pink glow on the facades of the clapboard houses that dot the water’s edge.
Jhumpa Lahiri -- The Namesake
our Los Angeles headquarters, a series of bridge-linked buildings with mirrored facades,
Don DeLillo -- Underworld
They stood in the yard studying the facade. The handmade brick of the house...
Cormac McCarthy -- The Road
We’ve got this whole facade between us, like we’re different people all the time, and it’s exhausting!
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
The fierce weather of the region, mixed with the moisture from the sea, had taken its toll on the facades of the buildings—cracks spiderwebbed the exteriors of the complex—but they looked like structures that would exist there forever, unyielding to whatever man or weather threw at it.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
Start with the facade.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
She’d always sensed he put on a facade of sorts, one she’d never been able to breach.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
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I—I am not able to create the perfect facade at all times.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
Mia’s eyes reach out to meet mine, and for a second I fear that my facade will fall apart.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
In the light of the dying fire, I can see the building: a facade of broken windows, peeling white paint, and the roof one story higher than us.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
He pointed at a tall, gaudy facade at the edge of the square.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
He tried to do everything Gabby had done, but the effort of maintaining a happy facade was wearying, especially because neither Christine nor Lisa made things any easier.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
His lecturer’s facade gave way to a grin as he tried with marginal success to wipe the pitch off of his hands with a rag.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
And so as I come upon our poor-cousin town of Ebbington, with its shut-in facades and littered sidewalks and grubby rash of convenience stores, I’m struck low with the thought of where I am actually going.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
When the crown facade of the aerie topples onto the broken heap, there is an awed silence.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
Angry with them for letting me engage in a facade.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
"No," Kaltain said flatly, the facade falling.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
No one could have guessed that under that stern facade her stomach was doing flip-flops as Doctor Wexler cut out a corn.
Ellen Raskin -- The Westing Game
The outside of the factory was a facade to placate the Nazis.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
I realized that my profession, my reputation, my entire perception of myself was nothing more than a facade.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
The family’s duplex in Tehran—with the marble on the walls and a marble exterior facade—seemed equally foreign.
Joshua Davis -- Spare Parts
The house—or what remains of it—is grand: twenty French windows in the facade, big freshly painted shutters, manicured hedges out front.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
It makes everything that I thought was happening between us nothing but a facade.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
A dozen or so tiny windows—like the multiple staring eyes of a spider—are scattered across its stone facade.
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
I saw the Grote Markt, half a block away, as clearly as though I were standing there, saw the town hall and St. Bavo’s and the fish mart with its stair-stepped facade.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
When I first saw the place I was instantly reminded of the facade of some back-lot castle left over from the MGM movie version of The Wizard of Oz.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Tubular neon in cursive script decorates the restored brick facades, and there’s a lot of brass trim, a lot of real estate, a lot of money.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Its square base stretched maybe fifty feet wide and ten feet tall, with an intact facade of Corinthian columns rising another twenty-five feet.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
She dropped the facade then, and laughed.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
A sign attached to the facade read 7/24/60.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
What would Thoreau have made of Las Vegas: its lights and rackets, its trash and daydreams, its projections and hollow facades?
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
As more and more footage rolls, showing the marble facade of the courthouse explode into dust or a diamondglass wall withstanding a fireball, part of me feels happy.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
Across the street, a television news van was already setting up with the backdrop of the hotel’s facade.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
Up the block, Abdullah saw a huge poster hanging from the facade of a tall building.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Up ahead, I see a faded blue facade.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
It has two pool tables, a long bar with vinyl stools, and a red-and-blue neon facade.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
Even on television you can see ivy overtaking the crumbling facade, the sag of the roof.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
Its fantasy was heightened by its red brick facade and the thick steel bars at its ecclesiastical windows.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
The facade of peace and cooperation had been undisturbed almost since the bugger wars began.
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
When I looked into them, the facade faltered, revealed a glimpse of the madness hiding behind them.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
We passed a barrier of dark trees, and then the facade of Fifty-ninth Street, a block of delicate pale light, beamed down into the park.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
The stone facade of the house.
Mitch Albom -- Tuesdays with Morrie
A small, quiet neighbourhood with Arabic writing and crescent moons inscribed on the facades of the houses.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
The home was a large, three-story, five-bedroom row house with a jagged gray brick facade.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
The Twins abruptly dropped their facade of smiles.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Some of them just had their front facade, the entire rear area having been blown out by U.S. bombs as the troops fought to run down the murderous Saddam Hussein.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
The homestead consisted of a threshing floor, outhouses, stables, a bathhouse, a lodge, and a large brick house with semicircular facade still in course of construction.