After losing the first set, she puffed out her cheeks and ripped a ball across the court.
Her voice trembled with emotion as she spoke and tears ran down her cheeks.
A few are recovering from eating disorders; their cheeks are hollow and their scrawny arms droop like slack rubber bands.
He had thick, shiny hair, beautiful long eyelashes that rested on his cheeks.
When it started to become more than that and my cheeks started to sink in and stuff like that, I thought it would be best to go.
She shook her head at him wearily, and he saw undried tears on her cheeks.
Mary was standing rigid now, and the rare color flamed in her cheeks.
The old roses came back to her cheeks for a minute or two then.
The faintest suspicion of a tinge of color crept into his cheeks.
His face was pale; his cheeks were sunken; his limbs were weak and trembling.
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.