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stony-faced

[stoh-nee-feyst]
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adjective
  1. having a rigid, expressionless face.
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Also stone-faced [stohn-feyst] /ˈstoʊnˌfeɪst/.

Origin of stony-faced

First recorded in 1930–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Thus he disappeared from view between his stony-faced conductors.

    After the Divorce

    Grazia Deledda

  • 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.

    After the Divorce

    Grazia Deledda

  • Stony-faced, David stared defiantly at Marley, trying to control the trembling of his body.

    Category Phoenix

    Boyd Ellanby

  • 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