Generally their physiognomies are pleasing, but they cannot be said to have much character.
To describe them properly I shall give a sketch of their forms and physiognomies.
It was an indescribable scene of bustle and noise, displaying a variety of the most picturesque attitudes and physiognomies.
As for us, the department we selected was to study the physiognomies of the different parties.
There is much antiquarian lore to be acquired, much knowledge of the physiognomies of former times.
Like living friends, they too have their voice and physiognomies, and their company is prized as old acquaintances.
Their physiognomies were such as inspire benevolence and command respect.
He was becoming an expert in physiognomies: his eagerness no longer made rash darts and awkward recoils.
To judge by their physiognomies, they ruled by brute force and craft.
There is much antiquarian lore to be acquired; much knowledge of the physiognomies of former times.
late 14c., "art of judging characters from facial features," from Old French phizonomie and directly from Late Latin physiognomia, from Greek physiognomia "the judging of a person's nature by his features," from physio- (see physio-) + gnomon (genitive gnomonos) "judge, indicator" (see gnomon). Meaning "face, countenance, features" is from c.1400. Related: Physiognomical.
physiognomy phys·i·og·no·my (fĭz'ē-ŏg'nə-mē, -ŏn'ə-mē)
Facial features, especially when considered as an indicator of character or as a factor in diagnosis.
Estimation of one's character and mental qualities by a study of the face and general bodily carriage.