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noun as in face

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The nude of the 19th century was often a tool for anatomical study: an intellectualized and idealized approach to physiognomy.

As George Eliot says: “We get the fonder of our houses if they have a physiognomy of their own, as our friends have.”

His legs are thin, his tail bare, his physiognomy dark, and his skin as black as his hair.

I find, for one thing, she had given much of her physiognomy to the Friedrich now born.

Hollister, however, had not come there to make a study of Mr. Lewis' physiognomy or manner.

One finds in Van Dyck no such expressively nervous physiognomy.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to physiognomy, such as: appearance, aspect, countenance, expression, feature, and look.

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