Deep-browed

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Deep-browed of high intellectual powers
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deóp; Ger. tief. Cf. Dip, Dive.

Usage

In literature:

Black-browed is she, and deep-coloured, with eyes of fire, and locks of jet, even now untinged with grey.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
But Grom's eyes were sunken deep under his brows in brooding thought.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Hendricks followed him silently, but I saw there was a deep, thoughtful frown between his brows.
"Vampires of Space" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
They were deep, piercing eyes, overhung by shaggy brows.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
The flame of the match showed his brows and deep-set eyes.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
He told her of her eyes and their deeps, and their lashes and the brows above them.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Robb's brows drew together in a pucker of deep perplexity.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
A deep flush mounted to his brow.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
A scarcely tasted supper was upon the table, and Don Baltasar was pacing the apartment, his brow knit and apparently deep in thought.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846" by Various
Then she caught a sharp breath, and a deep flush suffused her cheeks and brow.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
His eyes were slits under the deep-drawn brows, and his mouth was one straight line.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Something stern, something wistful, too, showed in his eyes, frowning under the deep brows.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
The Italian was as white as paper, his mustache and brows made spots of ink on it; his eyes were as deep and still as wells in the night.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
She crept back to her bed and buried her throbbing brows deep in the pillows.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
Nancy's brow wrinkled with a deep frown of perplexity.
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
Deep, black eyes, with long lashes and thick brows, gleamed out of the pale countenance.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Toward the southeast corner of the wall, on the brow of the cliff, stands a building fifteen feet front and ten deep.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
Once the door safely closed behind him, he heaved a deep sigh as if of intense relief and he passed his hand quickly across his brow.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
He drew a deep breath and his brow lost its deepest shadow.
"The Sword of Damocles" by Anna Katharine Green
On his brow there was a deep and permanent scowl that seemed cut there to the very bone.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
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In poetry:

A sweet and rustic girl I won
What time the woods were green;
No woman with deep eyes that shone,
And the pale brows of a Queen.
"Joseph And Mary" by James Elroy Flecker
One brow has the spotless sweep
Of a page that is white and fair;
The other forehead is graven deep
With lines of thought and care.
"To Hon. Jesse Holdom Of Chicago," by John Lawson Stoddard
HER hair was gold and warm it lay
Upon the pallor of her brow;
Her eyes were deep, aye, deep and gray--
And in their depths he drowned his vow.
"The Witch" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Our joy so proud, Our shout so loud.
Without a charm the dead might hear:
And see, they rouse! Their awful brows,
Deep-scarr'd, from oozy pillows rear!
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
Those dark deep orbs are meeting mine,
That white hand presses on my brow,
That soft, sweet smile I know, 'tis thine, —
I see thee standing by me now.
"Memory" by William Ellery Channing
Your face has lost
The clearness it once wore,
And your brow smooth and white
Its look of light;
Your eyes that were
So careless, are how deep with care!
"The Glass" by John Freeman