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facade
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
face or visible appearance
  • You put on a nice unpretentious facade, and then behind it indulge your priestly penchant for silk.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (90% in)
  • ...ran along the railroad tracks, following the valley's axis, but then turned left and crossed the narrow tracks and a brook; and they were now trotting up a gently rising road in the direction of wooded slopes and a low, outcropping meadow where an elongated building stood, its facade turned to the southwest, topped by a copper cupola, and arrayed with so many balconies that, from a distance as the first lights of evening were being lit, it looked as pockmarked and porous as a sponge.
    1.1 - Arrival (73% in)
  • Its Nordic classical facade, painted a dreary, weather-beaten color, was adorned by pilasters at both sides of the front door, which was set in the center of the first floor and had five stairs leading up to it; the main level was topped off by two more stories, both with windows reaching to the floor and ornamented with wrought-iron grills.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (7% in)
  • The onlookers waved and called out, the horses pulled; as the sleigh moved forward, Frau Chauchat's upper body sank back against the cushions and her smiling, slanted eyes quickly surveyed the facade of the Berghof and rested for the fraction of a second on Hans Castorp's face.
    6.1 - Changes (19% in)
  • He passed through them as well, and now the temple stood before him—its massive foundation was weathered a grayish green; a steep flight of stairs led up to the broad facade, its pediment resting on the capitals of powerful, squat, tapering columns; here and there a fluted, round block had slipped out of position and protruded slightly.
    6.7 - Snow (84% in)

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