from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked by care: having lines deepened by care or trouble, as the face.


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  • A care-lined, middle-aged face, with receding sandy hair, blue-gray eyes, and an oddly intense set to the square jaw.


  • Wyvis bent over his mother's pillow and looked into her quiet, care-lined face.

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  • She came upstairs, clinging to the balusters for support, a tired, worn-looking, elderly woman, with a lank, frail body, and a care-lined, miserable face.

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  • Bent of shoulder, white-haired old dames; from whose kindly care-lined faces grateful tears were fast flowing, poured out volumes of thanks to the Normans in their mother tongue.

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  • So ere long she came out of her November rage and sat down in still, mellow sunshine, and gathering her children about her, whispered beautiful stories in their ears; warmed them with her love and brightness; soothed their care-lined brows and filled their hearts with a sense of the nearness of the Giver of all good.

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  • She noted the worried, pitiful child face that, screened behind the worn and care-lined features, looked forth like a pretty flower.

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  • But, when she came back with her pale face and care-lined eyes, her soft voice and caressing hand, pleading, pathetic, seeking protection from the horrible contact of a jail, would he be able to hold out?

    The Scarlet Feather

  • Doctor Stanton _is a handsome man of forty-five or so with a grave, care-lined, studious face lightened by a kindly, humorous smile.

    The Straw

  • For I was led to the schoolroom, with its sunshine and its singing and the teacher's cheery smile; while she was led to the workshop, with its foul air, care-lined faces, and the foreman's stern command.

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  • Doubtless, she was comely in her youth, but now Mavis saw pouched eyes, thin hair, a care-lined face not altogether innocent of paint and powder.

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