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“The professor stopped and stared as if she had defaced the Mona Lisa,” Brown writes.
They allure and baffle us, as the smile on the lips of the Mona Lisa.
My mind swore; it was like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
Mona Lisa, probably still disagreeable after her experience with the hornets, held straight for the cliff.
The Mona Lisa smile comes over her lips when I question her about this one or that.
The argent limbs of Antinous brushed against the garments of Mona Lisa.
from 1923, in reference to an enigmatic smile or expression like that in Leonardo DaVinci's painting. First attested in D.H. Lawrence.
A painting by Leonardo da Vinci of a woman with a mysterious smile. It is one of the most readily recognized paintings in the world.