- From front + -wise. (Wiktionary)
“Jack walked with a sort of limp, and occasionally one of the joints of his legs would turn backward, instead of frontwise, almost causing him to tumble.”
“The figure has, however, all the Egyptian conventionalities grossly exaggerated, the body being shown frontwise to the waist, while the legs and feet are placed sidewise, the breadth of the shoulders and the length of the arms being ludicrously out of proportion.”
“The heads are given in profile, but the eyes are given as if seen frontwise.”
“The eyes are set, as in the Egyptian paintings, frontwise in the profile face; and the feet, as usual, are placed the one precisely in advance of the other.”
“As in Egyptian paintings, their bodies, from the waist upward, are shown frontwise, and their legs and faces in profile.”
“The head and face are shown in profile, and the shoulders are set squarely frontwise.”
“But for the old false drawing of the frontwise eye in the profile face, the features are naturally given.”
“And swiving frontwise in our day Is all abandoned and decried; ”
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