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[deep-set] /ˈdipˈsɛt/
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a face with deep-set eyes under bushy brows.
Origin of deep-set
1830-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Thin, wiry, with deep-set peering eyes, they suggest sun-dried men.

  • But he had deep-set, kindly eyes, and Miss Trevor liked his face.

  • "I will tell you," he said, a wicked smile lighting his deep-set eyes, his cheeks rounding themselves in his satisfaction.

    The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum
  • Dodging into the deep-set doorway, he whipped out his automatic and waited.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
  • The brows jutted far out over the deep-set eyes, and the lines around the mouth expressed bitterness and contempt.

    Christ Legends Selma Lagerlf
  • It was pathetic to look at Bud, with his deep-set, scared eyes.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • He was a stern-looking man with deep-set grey eyes and a square, clean-shaven chin.

  • Slum slid from the bar to the ground, and his deep-set eyes were smiling again.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • He looked straight back at her, a peculiar intentness growing in his deep-set eyes.

    Mrs. Red Pepper Grace S. Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for deep-set


(of the eyes) deeply set into the face
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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