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It was also forbidden to open the window shutters of the facade.

In the facade of the building in front of them only one window was lighted.

Besides, the facade was exposed to the current in the street.

A man is the facade of a temple wherein all wisdom and all good abide.

She regarded the stately proportions of the facade with awe.

The Gargantuan facade itself was enough to smother comprehension.

Windows in the facade are unique in that they are set into recessed brick frames.

He even brandished his fist at his own statue in the facade of Britt Block.

I don't like to say that the facade of the church is ugly and obtrusive.

The facade on the left is most richly ornamented, but is much ruined.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "front of a building," from French façade (16c.), from Italian facciata, from faccia "face," from Vulgar Latin *facia (see face (n.)). Figurative use by 1845.

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