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Definition face or visible appearance
  • Beneath the facade of ideology was an individual who wanted absolute power.
  • Its fantasy was heightened by its red brick facade and the thick steel bars at its ecclesiastical windows.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • facade = face (of a building)
  • ...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
  • facades = faces
  • They stood in the yard studying the facade. The handmade brick of the house...
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • facade = face or visible appearance
  • our Los Angeles headquarters, a series of bridge-linked buildings with mirrored facades,
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • facades = faces (exterior walls)
  • 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
  • facade = face (of the building)
  • "Yesterday's news," I tell Lucky, keeping up the cool facade I always do.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • facade = face (shown to others)
  • When the crown facade of the aerie topples onto the broken heap, there is an awed silence.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • They had stopped in front of Taki's, with its sagging roof and windowless facade.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The brick facade of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour glistened with dew as we said our good-byes.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Several of the figures were eating directly off the facades.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • EXIT The roar shook the whole facade of the hotel.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The stone facade of the house.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • The cheeriness of the place now seemed ominous, a facade hiding a darker truth.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • The Democrats, however, were jubilant—although concealing their glee behind a facade of shocked indignation.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And Valentine's voice cracked, the first time Clary had ever heard a flaw in the smooth, unruffled facade of that voice.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • And now turning round, she once more saw the impassive chateau, with the park, the gardens, the three courts, and all the windows of the facade.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The Twins abruptly dropped their facade of smiles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The houses were in the colonial style, with red brick facades, black clapboard shutters.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • But each time I did, I just saw her steely, professional facade, and I wondered how I could have been so mistaken.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever

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