Usage examples for Foreheads

  1. The slaves, in fact, have the usual rounded head, and they are not permitted to flatten the foreheads of their children, destined to bear the chains of their sires. – Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific by Gabriel Franchere
  2. Foreheads of diners glistening with a fine sweat. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  3. But Lesseps, a good horseman, had just before cleared a wall with his charger, and they, seeing how he stood with the Viceroy, gave their assent by raising their hands to their foreheads. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  4. Nevertheless when cold weather set in, and necessitated the wearing of woolen scarfs over their heads, they did not scorn to discuss the truly Greek way their hair had of growing low on their foreheads, or the seductive curves of their mouths. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. Cynthia rose softly from her chair, stole swiftly to the bedside, and printed a long, burning kiss on each of their foreheads. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  6. When the time comes for the blessing of the priest, the couple arise, step inside the choir space, and stand facing each other between the high altar and two witnesses, their foreheads touching. – Armenian Legends and Festivals by Louis A. Boettiger
  7. There waited slaves In number as a people, some in ranks By different blood distinguished, some by age; This band with Libyan, that with auburn hair Red so that Caesar on the banks of Rhine None such had witnessed; some with features scorched By torrid suns, their locks in twisted coils Drawn from their foreheads. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  8. The inhabitants resembled those of other islands, excepting that their foreheads were narrower. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  9. These are saints, if you please, miracle- workers; they are not men; he who made them made them by rule, by process; he has put nothing of his heart in these ever- bowed foreheads, these lips with their wan smile. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  10. The obligation of self- development is heaviest upon the shoulders of those whose foreheads Nature's twin- sister has touched with fire! – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. Many people have such a happy disposition, that on showing to them the condition of things and explaining to them the why and the wherefore, they scratch their foreheads, rub their hands, stamp on the ground, and are satisfied. – The Physiology of Marriage, Part I. by Honore de Balzac
  12. Boys wear them tied around their heads, with the white scraped fragrant roots projecting like two horns from their foreheads. – Peeps at Many Lands: Japan by John Finnemore
  13. They supposed this aperture to have been an eye, which was fiery, and glaring, and placed in the middle of their foreheads. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  14. The three paddled with their utmost strength, the great muscles on their arms rising and falling with their exertions, and beads of perspiration standing out on their foreheads. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  15. Ah, most her heart is stirred for them, Whose foreheads, wrapped in mists obscure, Still wear a triple diadem- The young, the innocent, the poor. – Poems by Victor Hugo
  16. After about an hour, during which in spite of the cold the sweat fell from our foreheads in all directions, the Doctor said, " Be ready to jump from under, clear out of the way, if she shows signs of moving. – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  17. When the people came out of their houses they stumbled over the slippery fish, fell and cut their foreheads. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  18. It was heavy walking, even in dry weather; and as we kneaded through the loose soil that hot forenoon, we wiped our foreheads now and then. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  19. When he passed by, they pointed to their foreheads and smiled. – Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy