Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Deeply set or placed.
  • adjective Deep-seated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Set deeply; fixed far downward or inward, as the eyes in their sockets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having a sunken area.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Set deeply below a surface, as on a face

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a sunken area

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Examples

  • She looked at him as he slept, his squarish face with its heavy brows and deep-set eyes always made her think of the bust of a Roman senator she had seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was dressed in his usual denim shirt and khaki shorts.

    The Painter's Wife, a short story

  • Her oval face, taller than broad, with deep-set eyes, had a grace contrasting with her bright easy temperament.

    Excerpt: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

  • The eyes themselves were small, deep-set, and close together.

    CHAPTER III

  • Faint tendrils of smoke rose from white ash in the deep-set hearth.

    Fire The Sky

  • Her eyes were larger than most of her kind, and they were not so deep-set, while the lashes were longer and more regular.

    CHAPTER X

  • During my visit, the city was drenched in seasonal rains, but it bathes year-round in a deep-set shabbiness.

    The Next Empire

  • Consider the recent uproar over Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother -- the prepublication excerpt alone attracting over 1 million reads and 7,500 comments -- which reveals that Americans may be harboring a deep-set fear of other cultures and countries getting ahead, beating our system, "winning," so to say.

    Kate Otto: Winning the Future, Losing the Point?

  • Consider the recent uproar over Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother -- the prepublication excerpt alone attracting over 1 million reads and 7,500 comments -- which reveals that Americans may be harboring a deep-set fear of other cultures and countries getting ahead, beating our system, "winning," so to say.

    Kate Otto: Winning the Future, Losing the Point?

  • Consider the recent uproar over Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother -- the prepublication excerpt alone attracting over 1 million reads and 7,500 comments -- which reveals that Americans may be harboring a deep-set fear of other cultures and countries getting ahead, beating our system, "winning," so to say.

    Kate Otto: Winning the Future, Losing the Point?

  • He was older than Saldis, as evidenced by lines around his deep-set eyes, and taller than Saldis by half a head.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

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