- having a rigid, expressionless face.
Also stone-faced [stohn-feyst] /ˈstoʊnˌfeɪst/.
Origin of stony-faced
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for stony-faced
Faced with a moping, stony-faced new partner, Beth did not selflessly set aside her own pain to help.A Perfect 'Walking Dead' Episode
March 3, 2014
Thus he disappeared from view between his stony-faced conductors.
Billy Waters appealed to the rocks again in mute despair, but they were as stony-faced as ever.In the King's Name
George Manville Fenn
Erect in the cage, like some frightened animal held in leash by the two stony-faced carbineers.
Stony-faced, David stared defiantly at Marley, trying to control the trembling of his body.Category Phoenix
Instantly it occurred to me that they had followed us, and at the same moment I knew who the stony-faced lady was.In Search of the Unknown
Robert W. Chambers