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  • Short and firm-featured, he stood with an imperious air.


  • Some gaitered old countryman with little grey whiskers, neat, weathered and firm-featured; or one of those short-necked John Bulls, still extant, square and weighty, with a flat top to his head, and a flat white topper on it!

    The Silver Spoon

  • An oval face, firm-featured and by nature grave, with a lofty forehead and strong cheekbones, and clear ivory skin, smooth and youthful.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • His fine, firm-featured face would have struck one as rather stern if one happened to miss that blessed kindliness which always lighted his steady eyes.

    Some Personal Recollections of Dr. Janeway

  • Without thinking, he found himself opening the door for his guest, diminutive though he was, -- but the boy stood there as if he had not seen him do it, and it was written clear on his face that he had not yet finished the business that brought him; the anxious look was still strong on his ruddy face, firm-featured beyond his years.

    Seven Icelandic Short Stories

  • It was good to meet again an Englishman, a sturdy, firm-featured Englishman, whose love of the

    Across China on Foot

  • He was watching Cranly's firm-featured suffering face, lit up now by a smile of false patience.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • His large firm-featured face abounded in good sense and good humour.

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • God has not made Americans clean-shaven and firm-featured for nothing, and he determined that matters must be brought to some sort of definition before he embarked upon travels that were rapidly losing their attractiveness in this concentration of his attention ....

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • He couldn't sit still and just peep at it, he had to stand up in the little compartment and stick his large, firm-featured, kindly countenance out of the window as if he greeted it.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through


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