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  • Turning on an axis, the dervish will raise the right hand toward heaven to receive God's grace, which then passes through the heart and down into the earth itself from the down-turned left hand.

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  • Although he has heavy bags under his eyes and a permanently down-turned mouth, he is boy-ish and still has sex appeal.

    Linda Hassler: Swedish Film Director Exposes Aging Spoiled Brats in Avalon

  • Deep-tinted violets abound but their down-turned heads blend modestly into the shade.

    Country diary: Millyford Bridge, New Forest

  • The mouth, shapeless and toothless, with down-turned corners and lips dry and parchment-like, nevertheless lacked the muscular slackness so usual with age.


  • With grim, down-turned mouth, Hughes explains that art should make us feel more clearly and intelligently; make coherent, sensations we otherwise would not have had.

    Art, Meaning and Money

  • For a moment, looking at his down-turned face, I wonder if I really want him to agree so readily that he will be my husband but never my lover.

    The Red Queen

  • “Yes, sir,” the poor man said with down-turned eyes.

    The Lost Children

  • Strands of hair hang over her pale, down-turned face.

    Smile for the Camera

  • Next to him is her sister, my aunt Lorraine, who's self conscious about her down-turned smile since the stroke, but who I think is just as beautiful and beaming as she's always been.

    Boing Boing

  • The finely executed portrait depicts a youth with large, deep-set eyes and a down-turned mouth.

    Egyptian Mummy Portraits


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