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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAKE-UP

Wat, who had artistically applied the make-up, viewed his handiwork with admiration.

It was, indeed, a good face to build on, as actors say in regard to make-up.

If there was much discouragement in my make-up I should have stopped before I began.

Fear of physical violence was not in his make-up; he was no coward.

Another thing that entered into the make-up of a knight was an iron will.

De Spain, from force of habit, studied every detail of their make-up.

When Prue announced the make-up of her troupe there was a cyclone in her own home.

The Southern boy had always confessed to a streak of superstition in his make-up.

The opposite of this weakness is a feature in our own make-up.

It is the plus or initiative in a man's make-up that helps him to the front.

WORD ORIGIN

also makeup, "manner in which something is put together," 1821, from make (v.) + up. Cosmetics sense is from 1886; verbal phrase make up "to apply cosmetics" is from 1808.

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