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  • Hume suggests, with his tired basset-hound eyes radiating wisdom and pity, that that most piously invoked and highly prized facet of one's being (i.e., one's "faith") is a function of conscious will, that one can jump from religion to religion simply by deciding to, the way one might change cellular services.

    Ellis Weiner: My Message of Redemption for Brit Hume

  • His basset-hound features descend into drooping jowls and a natty goatee.

    Rampage

  • A tall man with basset-hound eyes, Mr. Kelley, 68, is reluctant to take much credit for his charitable deeds.

    Tough Times for Town Fathers

  • With his basset-hound eye bags, the short FBI chief looked like the antonym of Daly.

    Step on a Crack

  • It helped that he looked so trustworthy, like a small-town doctor, with his glasses and bow tie and basset-hound face.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • He had a gray moustache, basset-hound jowls, and a Santa Claus belly.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • She uses it to monitor the troubling spread of the Sea of Corruption, a once-healthy forest areas that now, a thousand years after global war has mostly destroyed civilization, give off a miasma of poisonous spores so that anyone nearing it must wear a gasmask that makes him -- or, in this case, her -- a basset-hound look-alike.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Long, basset-hound face, sagging under years of excess poundage.

    The Debt Collector

  • Looking down into Mr. Stiller's basset-hound eyes, Ms. Essman said she found it hard to say "all these mean sexual things" to him.

    Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller in Its Filthy, Uncensored Glory

  • Adams kept his basset-hound eyes locked on Rapp until his new partner repeated his question.

    Transfer of Power

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