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visage
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

7 uses
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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
  • Ben remembered, his broad visage wondering.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (34% in)
  • Hand by the block stood the grim figure of the executioner, his visage being concealed in a tengallon pot with two circular perforated apertures through which his eyes glowered furiously.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (32% in)
  • An instantaneous change overspread the landlord's visage.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (84% in)
  • It was an ancient and a sad matron of a sedate look and christian walking, in habit dun beseeming her megrims and wrinkled visage, nor did her hortative want of it effect for incontinently Punch Costello was of them all embraided and they reclaimed the churl with civil rudeness some and shaked him with menace of blandishments others whiles they all chode with him, a murrain seize the dolt, what a devil he would be at, thou chuff, thou puny, thou got in peasestraw, thou losel, thou...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (20% in)
  • A sinister figure leans on plaited legs against o'beirne's wall, a visage unknown, injected with dark mercury.
    Episode 15 — Circe (4% in)
  • VIRAG: (A diabolic rictus of black luminosity contracting his visage, cranes his scraggy neck forward.
    Episode 15 — Circe (54% in)
  • ...indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated dominant implacable resplendent propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (50% in)

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