The price of pretense rises, and the believer leaves former friends shaking their heads at his delusions.
Key cabinet ministers and the heads of the army, navy, and air force are members of the nuclear authority.
He is the author of heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats.
The cyclist had turned the heads of the women in the dorm on his way back from the showers, wearing just a towel.
In the mirror, says the poem, being in love makes you one person with two heads.
When she saw him, Nick, she had kissed her hand to him over the heads of the courtiers.
On their heads Were wreaths of crimson and of yellow foxglove.
All their heads are turned, and the Chancellor's as much or more than any.
The Permanent Officers had to admit that he got "results," but they shook their heads.
Nay, I recollect it is a people with two heads, of which I have but one.
"most important, principal, leading," c.1200, from head (n.). Old English heafod was used in this sense in compounds.
Old English heafod "top of the body," also "upper end of a slope," also "chief person, leader, ruler; capital city," from Proto-Germanic *haubudam (cf. Old Saxon hobid, Old Norse hofuð, Old Frisian haved, Middle Dutch hovet, Dutch hoofd, Old High German houbit, German Haupt, Gothic haubiþ "head"), from PIE *kaput- "head" (cf. Sanskrit kaput-, Latin caput "head").
Modern spelling is early 15c., representing what was then a long vowel (as in heat) and remained after pronunciation shifted. Of rounded tops of plants from late 14c. Meaning "origin of a river" is mid-14c. Meaning "obverse of a coin" is from 1680s; meaning "foam on a mug of beer" is first attested 1540s; meaning "toilet" is from 1748, based on location of crew toilet in the bow (or head) of a ship. Synechdochic use for "person" (as in head count) is first attested late 13c.; of cattle, etc., in this sense from 1510s. As a height measure of persons, from c.1300. Meaning "drug addict" (usually in a compound with the preferred drug as the first element) is from 1911.
To give head "perform fellatio" is from 1950s. Phrase heads will roll "people will be punished" (1930) translates Adolf Hitler. Head case "eccentric or insane person" is from 1979. Head game "mental manipulation" attested by 1972. To have (one's) head up (one's) ass is attested by 1978.
The uppermost or forwardmost part of the human body, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and jaws.
The analogous part of various vertebrate and invertebrate animals.
The pus-containing tip of an abscess, a boil, or a pimple.
The rounded proximal end of a long bone.
The end of a muscle that is attached to the less movable part of the skeleton.
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