from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having eyes set well behind the brow; characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver.

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  • adj. characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver


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  • It was always so, always had been so, always would be so, at these meetings of theirs: she was immeasurably the strongest; and the deep-eyed young man fancied, in the chagrin which the perception of this difference always bred in him, that she triumphed in her superior control.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • It struck her then that they were very similar in look, both powerfully built, deep-eyed, and stern.

    Shield of Thunder

  • Sculptures like life and thought, immovable, deep-eyed.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • “Right,” he said and flashed a deep-eyed look at me before he turned to go back to his room.


  • "Well, he asked for the fairest of the nuns to pose for the altarpiece that he was painting of the blessed Virgin, that's what he did," said the first student, black-haired and deep-eyed, staring at me with a cunning smile.

    Vittorio, The Vampire

  • He saw them coming and straightened up from his labours with the mattock still in his hands, and showed them a strong, fleshless face, olive-skinned and deep-eyed, framed in a thick bush of dark hair and beard.

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest

  • And at that the habited figure did turn, the cowled head reared to face the stranger, and the sidelong light from the altar lamp showed a lean, deep-eyed, bearded face, a long, straight, aristocratic nose, a fell of dark hair within the hood, as Drogo Bosiet and the hermit of Eyton forest looked long and steadily at each other.

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest

  • He turned his greying head and long, sombre, deep-eyed face from Hugh to the abbot, and back again.

    The Raven In The Foregate

  • He turned his head, hearing someone entering, and his face was broad but bony, dark-skinned, thick-browed, deep-eyed, wholly Welsh.

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

  • Her deep-eyed face was grim and shadowed beneath the hood of her cloak.

    The Golden Torc


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