"Bill's chin began quivering and he tried to fake a smile as a tear came down his cheek," a guest said.
A hand reaches out to touch its cheek, which dimples and twists in apparent pleasure.
There were no curses that needed to be covered up, and Grubbs' piercing turned out to be in her cheek.
The women in my family often rubbed their palms against his cheek, though it was his eyes that made him so beautiful.
Fortunately, when the 3-year-old fired, the shot only grazed the baby's cheek.
Mildred's cheek burnt, and she suddenly thought of what the town would say.
No, he could not—which admission did not lessen the glow on his cheek.
There was a heightened colour in her cheek, and he at once guessed the truth.
Couldst see by his cheek and eye that he is as bitter as verjuice.
A lady came to the Consumptive's Home with a cancer in the cheek, which had attained the size of a filbert.
Old English ceace, cece "jaw, jawbone," in late Old English also "the fleshy wall of the mouth." Perhaps from the root of Old English ceowan "chew" (see chew (v.)), or from Proto-Germanic *kaukon (cf. Middle Low German kake "jaw, jawbone," Middle Dutch kake "jaw," Dutch kaak), not found outside West Germanic.
Words for "cheek," "jaw," and "chin" tend to run together in IE languages (e.g. PIE *genw-, source of Greek genus "jaw, cheek," geneion "chin," and English chin); Aristotle considered the chin as the front of the "jaws" and the cheeks as the back of them. The other Old English word for "cheek" was ceafl (see jowl).
A thousand men he [Samson] slow eek with his hond,In reference to the buttocks from c.1600. Sense of "insolence" is from 1840, perhaps from a notion akin to that which led to jaw "insolent speech," mouth off, etc. To turn the other cheek is an allusion to Matt. v:39 and Luke vi:29.
And had no wepen but an asses cheek.
[Chaucer, "Monk's Tale"]
The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear.
Either of the buttocks.
Smiting on the cheek was accounted a grievous injury and insult (Job 16:10; Lam. 3:30; Micah 5:1). The admonition (Luke 6:29), "Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other," means simply, "Resist not evil" (Matt. 5:39; 1 Pet. 2:19-23). Ps. 3:7 = that God had deprived his enemies of the power of doing him injury.