- 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 stone-faced
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Lily the cat walked down the runway in the arms of a stone-faced model, wearing an edgy black leash.Oscar de la Renta on the FLOTUS, Aziz Ansari’s Beauty Routine
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Her daughter, sitting at the defense table, was stone-faced.Casey's Mother's Anguish
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For a second this morning, Madoff glanced at his victims, stone-faced.Off to the Slammer
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He was about a half-a-mile from where the barges lay moored against the stone-faced embarkment.Wang the Ninth
He was admitted to the huge house by a stone-faced butler, who led him through a maze of corridors into a huge dining room.Bear Trap
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In a dingle in the adjoining field is a stone-faced, pointed archway, tunnelling the road.Somerset
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I knew that if she had reached the stone-faced seawall or one of the breakwaters there was little hope for her.A Floating Home
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