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[hwahyt-feyst, wahyt-]
  1. having a white or pale face.
  2. marked with white on the front of the head, as a horse.
  3. having a white front or surface.
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Origin of white-faced

First recorded in 1585–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Meg, white-faced and taciturn, went back to Wren's End on Tuesday night.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • Lalage closed the door and then stood, waiting, white-faced and desperate.

    People of Position

    Stanley Portal Hyatt

  • Trembling, Lee stood up, with the mute, white-faced Aura clinging to him.

    The World Beyond

    Raymond King Cummings

  • Then a messenger, white-faced, arrived with a written note for the chief executive.

    Pariah Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • For an instant Azuba stared, white-faced, at the cremation of the bonnet.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln