Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Expression of displeasure; angry or sullen aspect.
- v. present participle of frown.
- adj. showing displeasure or anger
“I can feel Darwin frowning over me like a thunderhead.”
“What do I do? she scoffed in French, frowning and rearing back her head at the idea.”
““Intended to be kept secret,” I say, rattling off the definition and frowning.”
“For instance, M. Moreau, in speaking of the act of frowning, that is, of the contraction of the muscle called by French writers the soucilier (corrigator supercilii), remarks with truth: -- "Cette action des sourciliers est un des symptômes tômes les plus tranchés de l'expression des affections pénibles ou concentrées.”
“Presently the west wind begins to blow with greater strength, and they note the mass of clouds, gray and frowning, that is banked against the sky.”
“If you see a person who has spent much of the last 30 years frowning, that is reflected in their face.”
“Working with UEA colleagues, he recorded video of volunteers performing 30 different facial expressions such as frowning, smiling and looking surprised.”
“You might program it to have a distinct state called "sadness," where it would display symptoms such as frowning, downcast eyes, and broken concentration.”
“Curly," says he, kind of frowning and his jaw working some, "she ain't got a friend in this whole damn town.”
“The company hasn't abused it either, such as frowning on workers who actually do take time off.”
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