from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a plump or round face: as, a chubby, full-faced child.
  • Having the face turned toward any person or thing; facing.
  • In printing, having a full face.
  • This is full-faced type.


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  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy set the wheels in motion for the ban on full-faced veils nearly two years ago, saying they imprison women and contradict this secular nation's values of dignity and equality.

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  • Yoan Valat/European Pressphoto Agency Activists dressed in burqas on Jan. 26, 2010, in an ironic show of support for the ban on full-faced veils, which they say are demeaning to women.

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  • He treats us to a long discourse on "banded mail", the full-faced bucket helms are probably fifty years too hi-tech, the use of a barrier in tournament is a tad precocious.

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  • A light breeze stirred her hair from the side, and for the space of one deep breath she turned her head and followed it around until she met it full-faced.


  • Drider was the only woman who wears a full-faced veil to be interviewed by a parliamentary panel that spent six months deciding whether to move ahead with legislation.

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  • It was well past sunset and the full-faced moon washed into the room, spilling across the blue rag rug like milk, and gleaming on the bed knobs so that they looked like balls of icy light, brighter than the dim glow of Jilly's bedside lamp.

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  • And although that icon is not a full-faced depiction of the Baptist, as you will sometimes see in iconography, what you see is John the Baptist in relation to and communion with Christ and therefore opening himself to the communication of Christ through him to the beholder.

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  • Instead, the elusively-authored document reveals an organization that is either undeniably intent on delivering a full-faced bitch slap to Hillary Clinton, or just overrun with completely incompetent interns.

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  • Throughout the film Lowe is pictured making all sorts of declarations that are fairly pedestrian and banal, but picturing him full-faced to the screen makes them somewhat comical.

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  • "Thank you for standing," Richardson quipped with his unique, full-faced smile.

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