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[sad-feyst] /ˈsædˈfeɪst/
having a face characterized by or expressing sorrow.
Origin of sad-faced
First recorded in 1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A sad-faced girl gave us a curtsy and waited our orders whilst we stretched our legs beneath an orange tree.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • As one sad-faced mother said to me the other day, "They get out of the home so early!"

  • In the passage outside stood four sad-faced young men of the card tribe, bearing two large and extraordinary implements.

    My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The solemn, sad-faced chiefs took the clothes and put them on.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • A sad-faced girl in an old-fashioned purple calico dress finally opened the door and stared at them with big gray eyes.

  • They were all sad-faced people, clad in mourning much the worse for wear.

    Rodman the Keeper Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • A sad-faced man, with a heavy mustache combating his words, stood up in the jury-box and spoke.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
  • In the front row of the spectators sat Mrs. Arnold, thin-lipped and cold, beside a sad-faced woman in black.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

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