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Monday, May 26, 2003

Definitions for visage

  1. The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
  2. Look; appearance; aspect.

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Citations for visage
Older than most, and taller -- taller than Perlman, in fact -- she had a long and lean visage that might once have passed for fair but which age had turned more knowing and severe. Brooks Hansen, Perlman's Ordeal
I hadn't shaved in ever so long, either, but the way my whiskers grew I still looked more dirty than bearded to the quick glance I give my visage now and again when kneeling to drink in a stream slow-moving enough to reflect an image. Thomas Berger, The Return of Little Big Man
Origin of visage
Visage is from Old French, from vis, "face," from Latin visus, "seeing, sight, hence what is seen, appearance," from the past participle of videre, "to see."