Dictionary.net

Usage examples for facade

  1. The long facade was imposing, dignified, with a touch of conventionality and solidity in keeping with my standing in the city. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  2. The birds trilled a welcome in jumping from branch to branch, and across the facade of the chateau the open windows announced to the surrounding peasantry the return of the prodigal master. – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  3. A big gray wall stretched out, the frigid facade of a State establishment, and it was through a quiet, simple, unobtrusive little doorway at the end of this wall that La Couteau went in with the child. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  4. Janet, who had been dreaming as she gazed at the facade of rough stucco that once had sufficed to fill the ambitions of the late Mrs. Ditmar, recognized it as soon as Eda spoke, and dragged her friend hastily, almost roughly along the sidewalk until they had reached the end of the block. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. Sometimes people create their own facade when they think they are revealing the interior scene. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  6. On the facade, side by side with the tracery of one window, another window presents its masses of jagged stone carved only by the hand of time. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  7. Although the facade of a people's republic under constitutional rule was established in 1946, the reality of a rigid police state was clearly evident from the beginning, and no true democratic processes had been allowed to develop. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  8. Which eerie solitary cry brought the pigeons out of their nests in thousands, to wheel and whirl madly in their fright before resettling in the facade of the palaces, of the niches and nooks of the temples, and the slender minarets of the Mosque of Aurangzeb. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
  9. The facade of the house on the Rue Fortunee, now the Rue Balzac, was also to be embellished, and the central pavilion made to represent the novelist's apotheosis, with a monumental bass- relief and a niche. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  10. But at last he reached the facade of St. Germain l'Auxerrois, and turning sharply to his right he soon came in sight of the house which he had only quitted twenty- four hours ago. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  11. In the same block the Gossoms had established themselves, on the profits of The People's, and only two doors away, on the same side of the street, a successful novelist had housed himself behind what looked like a Venetian facade. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  12. The facade of the Siamese structure- close by- covered with gold leaf, was imposing and attractive. – By Water to the Columbian Exposition by Johanna S. Wisthaler
  13. They had grown, indeed, quite friendly and intimate by the time he reached the smart plate- glazed mahogany- coloured facade within which the flourishing business of Mr. Mivers was carried on; and when, knocking at the private door, promptly opened by a lemon- coloured page, she invited him upstairs, it so chanced that the conversation had slid off to Helen, and Percival was sufficiently interested to bow assent and to enter. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. The voice was calmer now, the official facade returning. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  15. The facade was brightly illuminated by the flames from the burning factory, smoke issued from between the tiles of the roof and rolled out of the open windows of the first story. – Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss by Jens Peter Jacobsen
X