When I snuck a second peek at her, the tears were still streaming down her cheeks.
After losing the first set, she puffed out her cheeks and ripped a ball across the court.
There are contusions on both sides of her forehead and cheeks, and lacerations on her lips and chin.
Her voice trembled with emotion as she spoke and tears ran down her cheeks.
She had not changed, and the clear flush of health dyed her neck and cheeks as I frowned.
She shook her head at him wearily, and he saw undried tears on her cheeks.
Pen paused, breathless, her cheeks scarlet, her eyes glowing.
The old roses came back to her cheeks for a minute or two then.
Her cheeks were red and smarting from the blows she had received.
His face was pale; his cheeks were sunken; his limbs were weak and trembling.
Old English ceace, cece "jaw, jawbone," in late Old English also "the fleshy wall of the mouth." Perhaps from the root of Old English ceowan "chew" (see chew (v.)), or from Proto-Germanic *kaukon (cf. Middle Low German kake "jaw, jawbone," Middle Dutch kake "jaw," Dutch kaak), not found outside West Germanic.
Words for "cheek," "jaw," and "chin" tend to run together in IE languages (e.g. PIE *genw-, source of Greek genus "jaw, cheek," geneion "chin," and English chin); Aristotle considered the chin as the front of the "jaws" and the cheeks as the back of them. The other Old English word for "cheek" was ceafl (see jowl).
A thousand men he [Samson] slow eek with his hond,In reference to the buttocks from c.1600. Sense of "insolence" is from 1840, perhaps from a notion akin to that which led to jaw "insolent speech," mouth off, etc. To turn the other cheek is an allusion to Matt. v:39 and Luke vi:29.
And had no wepen but an asses cheek.
[Chaucer, "Monk's Tale"]
The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear.
Either of the buttocks.