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  • adj. Having round red cheeks.


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  • He sounded flat and tired, but the photograph that accompanied his speech, somewhat surreally, showed his trademark apple-cheeked smile.

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  • Gazing at one of NASCAR's most prestigious prizes Saturday night, Darlington Raceway's latest winner wasn't sure if his apple-cheeked visage deserved to be etched in bronze on the base of a Southern 500 trophy that bears the likenesses of several stock car legends.

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  • The stagiaires attempt to follow his instructions, but most fail miserably; the apple-cheeked Sergi Palacín, one of the local culinary school recruits, ends up with a few shreds of slimy tissue that he pokes disconsolately around a plate.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • I also forgot to use the adjective “apple-cheeked” to describe Joe McCulloch.

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  • Look at those apple-cheeked youngsters having good wholesome fun.

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  • Directly after supper Marm sat alone, apple-cheeked in the corner, until the man went over and presented himself to her.


  • Last month, two favourite cricketers would have clocked up their three figures – VM Merchant, the 1946 India captain, the first tour to capture my boyhood imagination, and the tall, apple-cheeked Reg Perks, whose inswingers took nine wickets for Worcestershire at my first ever Cheltenham Festival that same year.

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  • No, it wouldn't have beenpleasant to tell a woman with two apple-cheeked grammar school girls that the prognosis for Puff was bad.


  • Give her a beautiful, apple-cheeked face, silvery hair and delicate pearl earrings.

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  • I studied his face in the close-ups, looking for the long-haired apple-cheeked player I remembered from the '70s, but his craggy face and wattled neck refused to cooperate.

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