noun, plural phys·i·og·no·mies.
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Origin of physiognomy
OTHER WORDS FROM physiognomyphys·i·og·nom·ic [fiz-ee-og-nom-ik, ‐ee-uh-nom‐], /ˌfɪz i ɒgˈnɒm ɪk, ‐i əˈnɒm‐/, phys·i·og·nom·i·cal, phys·i·og·no·mon·ic [fiz-ee-og-nuh-mon-ik, ‐on-uh‐], /ˌfɪz iˌɒg nəˈmɒn ɪk, ‐ˌɒn ə‐/, phys·i·og·no·mon·i·cal, adjectivephys·i·og·nom·i·cal·ly, phys·i·og·no·mon·i·cal·ly, adverbphys·i·og·no·mist, noun
Example sentences from the Web for physiognomy
Generally their physiognomies are pleasing, but they cannot be said to have much character.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
To judge by their physiognomies, they ruled by brute force and craft.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
At the bedside of their patients the physiognomies of these fashionable doctors become expert in lying.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Like living friends they too have their voice and physiognomies, and their company is prized as old acquaintances.Tablets|Amos Bronson Alcott
It was rather a family likeness, a relationship of physiognomies in which the same blood courses.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.|Guy de Maupassant