make a face

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make a face contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
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Quotations

  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
    “A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face.”
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho%20Marx
    “I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.”
  • Henry Van Dyke
    Henry%20Van%20Dyke
    “I thank God for the honesty and virility of Jesus religion which makes us face the facts and calls us to take a man's part in the real battle of life.”
  • Lincoln Steffens
    Lincoln Steffens
    “Somebody must take a chance. The monkeys who became men, and the monkeys who didn't are still jumping around in trees making faces at the monkeys who did.”

Usage

In literature:

There's a smile on the face of her match-making mother, And her family rejoice as they ne'er have before.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, August 29, 1891" by Various
When one stands facing the garden, what a beautiful terminus these bean arches make.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
But who could help making love to a girl with a face like that?
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
Gaydon, wishing to make sure of his conjectures one way or the other, walked quickly past him and stole a glance sideways at his face.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
Happy would make a dandy-looking outlaw, with that gun and that face uh his.
"The Happy Family" by Bertha Muzzy Bower
One might scarcely make shift to see a hand before the face.
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
The face was that of a doomed creature, incapable now of making any successful struggle for the right to live.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He hurried after, determined to overtake him, and to make a full and satisfying perusal of his face and figure.
"Master of His Fate" by J. Mclaren Cobban
And to make matters worse, when she arrived at the ranch it was to meet Jack Belllounds with a face as black as a thunder-cloud.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
All other tests are but substitutes which never make a man face himself in the alternative of life or death.
"Readings on Fascism and National Socialism" by Various
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In poetry:

'When God to all his paladins
By his own splendour swore
To make a fairer face than heaven,
Of dust and nothing more.'
"The Praise Of Dust" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
A young girl's face, death makes cold marble of,
Turned to the moon and me,
Sad with the pathos of unspeakable love,
Floating to sea.
"Rembrandts" by Madison Julius Cawein
Indeed it is a norrible tale,
'Twill make your faces all turn pale,
And your cheeks with tears will be overcome,
Tweedle twaddle, tweedle twaddle twum.
"A Norrible Tale" by Anonymous British
But 'struth! 'E is king-pin! The 'ead serang!
I mustn't tramp about, or talk no slang;
I mustn't pinch 'is nose, or make a face,
I mustn't—Strike! 'E seems to own the place!
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
I hate my neighbour Widow Green;
I'd like to claw her face;
But if I did she'd make a scene
And run me round the place:
For widows are in way of spleen
A most pugnacious race.
"My Feud" by Robert W Service
He had no mother, sister, maid, to leave,
But friendly faces had been bent on him,
And friendly hands stretched out to make him grieve
Less for a past which never could be dim.
"The Human Tragedy ACT II" by Alfred Austin

In news:

A Clinton Township man faces charges for stealing a neighbor's golf car t and then selling it in an effort to "make a quick dollar," state police said.
Alice Marie Kurian, 52, faced a felony larceny charged after an investigation found she had been making withdrawals totaling $22,000 from her 95-year-old grandmother .
A new face to the OSU receiving corps, Austin Hays , is making a name for himself in Stillwater.
The Syracuse Orange are making a return trip to Yankee Stadium for another appearance in college football's Pinstripe Bowl, where they'll face West Virginia.
Did your kids make a funny face on Santa's lap, or are your pets dressed as reindeer.
STUART — A Stuart couple is facing charges of converting a hotel room into a meth lab after authorities found raw ingredients to make the drugs inside their room, according to a Martin County Sheriff's Office news release issued Tuesday.
The loss-making airline faces a battle to survive.
Riverside is facing its most important mayoral election in nearly a generation, and it is essential that city voters make an informed decision on June 5.
Klein 's ability as a runner, Oregon coach Chip Kelly said, is what makes him so difficult to defend and different from other dual-threat quarterbacks Oregon has faced this year.
So it makes perfect sense that she has signed a contract to become the new face of L'Oreal Paris.
When a loved one dies, survivors often face having to make decisions quickly.
Even though nothing says summer like watermelon, sliced and making a mess of children's faces at a picnic, this and other melons are actually late summer/early fall crops in our region.
As a dedicated listener, you help make up the face of KUER.
Each unfamiliar face or car warranted checking to make sure it wasn't a danger to students.
Mike Gravier isn't expecting anything close to that today when the Bluefield College Rams make their last road trip of the season, a six-hour voyage to Lebanon, Tenn. To face the Bulldogs.
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In science:

The stochastic division process makes a Markov chain in the random selections of a rectangle face and of the division axes from the initial configuration of an L × L square.
Combinatorial and approximative analyses in a spatially random division process
The main purpose of this is to make the domain Xj of the front j -face of a j + k simplex equal to the range of the back k -face.
Twisting cochains and higher torsion
But since I discussed this technique in my contributed talk I will not go into details here. I will now discuss a selection of the challenges we face in the “map-making,” “power spectrum estimation” and “parameter estimation” steps on the way from the TOD to Θ.
Statistical Challenges of Cosmic Microwave Background Analysis
If Σ1 is not simplicial, then take a one-dimensional face hλi of a minimal dimensional nonsimplicial cone and make the star-shaped subdivision of Σ1 by λ.
Arcs, valuations and the Nash map
In principle, it is possible to make a crystal face of a much better accuracy, with less that ~0.01 µm thick amorphous layer (an oxidized layer thickness) . In this case, most of the incident halo particles would be channeled already on the very first encounter.
Crystal simulations: the road from the SPS to the LHC
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