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  • Outside the fence hawkers had dripping bags of sachet water for sale; a few sold dead-looking loaves of bread and fried buns.

    A Simple Case

  • Performance-capture filmmaking has been controversial in Hollywood for years, with actors and critics complaining that it creates lifeless characters with dead-looking eyes.

    Disney to End Zemeckis's Film Venture

  • She stared at her mother with “dead-looking eyes,”94 then suddenly became quite still, “her mouth gaping limply, oozing spit.”

    Storyteller

  • The glass door that opens out onto the sidewalk is closed, but I can see inside, and this time around the fluorescent lights have no dead-looking eyes to use as a mirror.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • But that hellhole is in us, and we carry it around all the time, just like that upside-down blonde on Flagler Street carried the reflection of the fluorescent lights in her dead-looking eyes while she lay there, sprawled on the stairs, her hair and skirt a total mess, her shoe orphaned.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • Babs, who had been staring at the bare, dead-looking aerial roots of an Evening Star orchid I had on the end table beside her, turned back to me.

    As Husbands Go

  • Her eyes were pale blue and protuberant; they stared past him, as dead-looking as painted eyes.

    Clockwork Angel

  • "Then I saw the eyes, the dead-looking eyes, and I thought Michele!"

    Tallulah Morehead: Big Brother 11: Hairy Potter & the Order of the Doofus.

  • He's been more or less camping/stranded at the farm for several days, and he's seen some wacky stuff himself ... including (but not limited to) his own dead-looking doppleganger.

    The Abandoned

  • I do occasionally wear blush to work, on those days where I'm washed out and dead-looking.

    Products (What if No One's Watching?)

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