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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FROWN

It made Andy frown, and for an instant he thought of calling Buck back.

And yet in the end Pop was able to muster a fairly good imitation of a frown.

With this new evidence of his generous virtue, the frown passed from his brows.

I saw him frown, and suddenly he slapped his thigh as a man does when thought overtakes him.

He gave no direct reply, but certainly did not frown on the request.

He looked at me curiously for an instant--then with a frown.

Am I so utterly disreputable that you find it necessary to frown on me so darkly?

The man continued to look across the frozen fields with a frown.

The faces that once looked kindly on him turn away from him with a frown.

It came from Joe Kramer, whose face was set in a frown of pain.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French frognier "to frown or scowl, snort, turn one's nose up," related to froigne "scowling look," probably from Gaulish *frogna "nostril" (cf. Welsh ffroen "nose"), with a sense of "snort," or perhaps "haughty grimace." Related: Frowned; frowning.

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