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[hwahyt-feyst, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfeɪst, ˈwaɪt-/
having a white or pale face.
marked with white on the front of the head, as a horse.
having a white front or surface.
Origin of white-faced
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary Examples
  • As the love song swelled, four white-faced models in white gowns assembled in a circle before the room went black.

Historical Examples
  • Pete Benda, thin and too white-faced for his own good health, saw Janet come in.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • A girl not yet twenty stood there, white-faced and tottering.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • On the whole, it seems to me something to be rather proud of; I smile approvingly at that thin, white-faced youth.

  • In the dining-room were an elderly man and a slim, white-faced girl.

  • The vital question hung like a sword over the white-faced girl.

    The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey
  • He stood by her stirrup while she looked down at him, white-faced.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • The white-faced young second was through the ropes with the first clash of sound.

    The Game Jack London
  • Did it divert that white-faced woman, cowering in a corner, listening as in a dream?

    Eli Heman White Chaplin
  • In one corner of the room was a man, a white-faced, sickly looking man with a head too big for his body.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace

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