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sad-faced

[sad-feyst] /ˈsædˈfeɪst/
adjective
1.
having a face characterized by or expressing sorrow.
Origin of sad-faced
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90
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  • A thin, sad-faced woman told them that Mr. Stratman was in his office.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott
  • As one sad-faced mother said to me the other day, "They get out of the home so early!"

  • "What a sad-faced child the smaller one is," observed Faith.

    The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown
  • The solemn, sad-faced chiefs took the clothes and put them on.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Carmen and Pedro's mother, silent and sad-faced, made their way to their box.

    The Little Spanish Dancer Madeline Brandeis
  • They encountered a tall, slight, sad-faced man clad in black.

  • "I want to speak to you about m'sieu'," replied the sad-faced woman.

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

    Rodman the Keeper Constance Fenimore Woolson

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