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broadfaced

[brawd-feyst] /ˈbrɔdˈfeɪst/
adjective
1.
having a broad, wide face.
Origin of broadfaced
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10
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  • "I like it better than The Baroness," she replied, and left him broad-faced with joy.

    The Light of the Star Hamlin Garland
  • "Everybody says so, because-" said a short, broad-faced prisoner.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • The corporal grinned--he was a very dark, broad-faced man, with high cheek bones, and ears that stuck out.

    In The Palace Of The King F. Marion Crawford
  • He was a blocky, broad-faced veteran with iron-gray hair and hard, unsmiling eyes.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
  • Just inside the court stood a broad-faced, burly-looking woman, holding a lantern in her hand.

    A Girl of the People L. T. Meade
  • That broad-faced hammer of his seems to rap out wisdom as well as drive pegs.

  • They were mostly young, and were short, broad-faced, good-humoured looking fellows.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Ain't that where that broad-faced bird flew at me and I fell down them slippery stairs?

    The Ghost Breaker Paul Dickey
  • Down, down, down she went—the long green finger on the broad-faced gauge walking around at a fine clip.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly

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