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stoneface

[stohn-feys] /ˈstoʊnˌfeɪs/
noun
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  • Shall we hear the story of Kamakau, who at some time in the indefinite past dwelt in the shadow of the stone face?

    Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology) W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt
  • It portended that there was one stone face too many, up at the chateau.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Mr. Trimmer allowed some human expression to creep into his stone face.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • Now their new structures in Caen stone face the street named for Ernest Renan.

  • Still, Nettie was daring, and turning suddenly she looked down into the stone face again.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • The stone face and wooden angels are from the former church, as also the bench ends on the south side.

  • It was impossible for either of them to know what thoughts were churning behind that stone face.

    Twelve Times Zero Howard Carleton Browne
  • The stone face that went up each side of the dam was not continued across the top.

    The Johnstown Flood Richard K. Fox
  • I go to the mountain of the stone face––I go to dance the dance for ancient wisdom.

    The Flute of the Gods Marah Ellis Ryan
  • He was placed to face the east, and in his mouth he held a stone face, which was the very likeness of the king himself.

    Mexico Susan Hale
Contemporary definitions for stone face
noun

a countenance that reveals no emotions

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