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  • The roving gray eyes, deep-sunken, and hidden by bushy black brows, were like those of the Kalmucks who entered

    Ursula

  • The man was haggard, but handsome, more sunburned than the other; he had an aquiline profile and rather deep-sunken eyes, and a slight air of oddity arising from the combination of coal-black hair with a much lighter moustache.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • A hardbitten muzhik as sunburnt as a stick of ergot, he has a black beard distributed irregularly over a lean face, a fawning smile, and eyes deep-sunken in their sockets.

    Through Russia

  • Eyes deep-sunken under the brows did not gleam like living eyes; they had had no tears since Mimir died.

    Operation Luna

  • His eyelids were closed, but she knew that if she so much as brushed a strand of hair out of her face, she'd see the black glitter of his deep-sunken eyes.

    Into the Labyrinth

  • Even the deep-sunken eyes beneath heavy brows were bronzed.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • He was a tall, thin, cadaverous-looking man with almost no hair and very deep-sunken eyes.

    That Sweet Little Old Lady

  • The face was kind, its clear-chiselled features indicating fine spiritual strength; on the white forehead beneath the sparse gray hair were deep-sunken lines which spoke of years of concentrated work.

    A Scientist Rises

  • His meagre figure was drawn to its full height, he threw his head back, and his deep-sunken eyes flashed with indignation.

    In Direst Peril

  • They were big, much too big for his thin face, and so dark that they seemed deep-sunken.

    Billie Bradley on Lighthouse Island The Mystery of the Wreck

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