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[lawng-feyst, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈfeɪst, ˈlɒŋ-/
having an unhappy or gloomy expression; glum.
having a face longer than the usual.
Origin of long-faced
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Well, none o' your long-faced, sour-looking Christians for me!

    Mildred Keith

    Martha Finley
  • The world has little use for whiners, or long-faced failures.

    The Victorious Attitude Orison Swett Marden
  • You can't depend on many of these long-faced canters, anyhow.

  • He was a dark-skinned, long-faced man with a sardonic twist to his mouth.

    Atom Drive Charles Louis Fontenay
  • After a time they all trooped away, these long-faced men of pill and potion.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • He proved to be what I had surmised,—a long-faced Spanish don.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • A long-faced Christian is a Christian who brings disgrace on his Master.

    The King's Cup-Bearer Amy Catherine Walton
  • That he is extremely sallow, thin, long-faced, and lantern-jawed.

    Reprinted Pieces Charles Dickens
  • It did not enter into my calculations that Val would fall madly in love with that long-faced fellow.

    A Life For a Love L. T. Meade
  • We have just let in a cargo of long-faced folk—Presbyterians, I'll be bound—and it does one good to look at thee.

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