Usage examples for physiognomy

  1. But to go back to John: Did you ever study physiognomy? – The Title Market by Emily Post
  2. That peculiar and exquisite blush, which at moments changed the whole physiognomy of Katherine, flitted across her smooth cheek, and vanished. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. At the time when he crossed Goethe's path he was engaged on the work on Physiognomy with which his name is chiefly associated, and it was partly with the object of collecting the materials for that work that he was now visiting Germany. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  4. Such a thing has a physiognomy not to be disguised, and I should fancy a man might as easily negotiate St. Paul's Cathedral. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  5. It does not present the frank physiognomy of the second Scherzo, op. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  6. His grandfather is said to have been a bear, who fell in love with a Danish lady; and his father, Beorn, retained some of the traces of the parental physiognomy in a pair of pointed ears. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. Therefore authors who write in Latin and imitate the style of the old writers essentially wear a mask; one certainly hears what they say, but one cannot watch their physiognomy- that is to say their style. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  8. The room was the one in which he had studied his own physiognomy. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  9. He had the square forehead, the high cheek- bones, the compressed lips, and in fact the physiognomy of an Indian, relieved, however, by a firm, benevolent, Saxon eye. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  10. No one could say, by inspecting that calm physiognomy, whether good or ill fortune was attending his lordship. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  11. She was a woman of large form, and bold, passionate physiognomy; possessing a countenance not altogether unlovely, though lacking in delicacy of feature- its beauty, such as it was, being of a purely sensual character. –  by
  12. If physiognomy counted for anything, Mrs Reeves must surely be a most sweet and noble character. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. Mary is not only vividly conceived from within, but her physiognomy, as seen from without, is indicated with much pictorial force: " Did you mark our Queen? – Views and Reviews by Henry James
  14. When a white face does appear, it is usually under the shadow of an Indian helmet, and heavily bearded, and austere: the physiognomy of one used to command. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  15. My pansies and alyssum were up- at least I believed they were up, but I spent many minutes of each day kneeling by them and studying the physiognomy of their cotyledons. – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  16. It stands lower in front than behind; and, though somewhat resembling a jackal, has an unmistakable canine physiognomy; the eye is fuller and better placed, and forehead broader, and the muzzle less pointed. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  17. No passion of hatred or envy could have been expressed by this physiognomy; it would have been impossible for him not to be kind. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  18. His physiognomy, his manner of speech, this movement, his mental attitude toward events- all these were distinctly diverting. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  19. He did not even remember her physiognomy now. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans