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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. 2017.
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  • There were no ladies present except Speranski's little daughter (long-faced like her father) and her governess.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Well, none o' your long-faced, sour-looking Christians for me!

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

    Atom Drive Charles Louis Fontenay
  • A long-faced, silent man, with deep eyes and a grizzled moustache.

    Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories Henry Seton Merriman
  • He proved to be what I had surmised,—a long-faced Spanish don.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • I don't want any long-faced chap to whitewash my giddy record or to make an example of me.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • That he is extremely sallow, thin, long-faced, and lantern-jawed.

    Reprinted Pieces Charles Dickens
  • You can't depend on many of these long-faced canters, anyhow.

  • Poor Gilchrist going to heaven and a long-faced man in a black coat speeding his soul heavenward from the Gilchrist library!

    Gargoyles Ben Hecht

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