Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of complexion.

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Examples

  • Tehuana women are themselves beautiful, with satin complexions and glowing brown skin; confident and self-possessed, coming from an area where wealth is traditionally passed down from mother to daughter.

    Sunday in the Zocalo

  • We have met with girls who have felt that their faces were not agreeable to any one, not even to their own mothers; and have seemingly taken upon themselves vows of voluntary ugliness; and would not endeavor to keep their teeth white and their finger nails tidy, or shield their complexions from the baleful influence of the noonday sun, or even smile enough to render their faces sunshiny; and they will set aside as vanitas vanitatum all the little adjuncts of the toilette, such as bright sheeny ribbons and gauzy laces, and keep themselves closely to plain linen collars and cuffs, and black neckties; and even pride themselves, like Diogenes of old, upon the skinny parsimony of their attire, and deem that article of dress which is the most unbecoming to be the most respectable.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • Our complexions are a lot like our personalities: pretty unpredictable and influenced by our environments, both inside and out.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Our complexions are a lot like our personalities: pretty unpredictable and influenced by our environments, both inside and out.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Our complexions are a lot like our personalities: pretty unpredictable and influenced by our environments, both inside and out.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • I could not forego the claims of early friendship, and estrange myself from those who have endeared themselves to me by long years of care -- nor pass coldly and unrecognizingly by playmates and acquaintances, because their complexions were a few shades darker than my own.

    The Garies and Their Friends

  • 'Oh, you naughty man -- but really, if their complexions were a little better, don't you think they would be nice-looking girls -- by candlelight?'

    The Pickwick Papers

  • 'Oh, you naughty man -- but really, if their complexions were a little better, don't you think they would be nice-looking girls -- by candlelight?'

    The Pickwick papers

  • And as to why cakes can ever have "complexions" in the first place, please refer to the first part of this comment.

    Get Me Holly Hobbie's Head on a Platter!

  • To revive those complexions and get that dewy effect, I used plenty of serum and primer and then I let it sit on the face for a couple minutes before putting foundation on.

    Napoleon Perdis: Fashion Week Favorites: A View From Backstage

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