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  • For weeks after his father's illness, Laila had watched him moping around, heavy-faced and sullen.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • A big, heavy-faced porter was standing at one of the side entrances, looking out.

    Sister Carrie

  • He was a big man, heavy-faced with long side whiskers, a broken nose and smallpox scars.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • Opposite her stood a brutal, heavy-faced, red-moustached young man, his gaitered legs parted wide, one arm akimbo, the other waving a riding crop, his whole attitude suggestive of triumphant bravado.

    The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

  • The speaker was a heavy-faced man, I growing in black and white clumps.

    Briar Rose

  • The detective stood in the morning-room at the back of the house that had been placed at his disposal and faced his colleagues in the case — the red-headed constable and the heavy-faced inspector from New Campington.

    The White Cottage Mystery

  • "If you think there's no skill in prize-fighting, my friend, you're well out of court," says one of the others, a heavy-faced Guardee named Spottswood.

    Royal Flash

  • The man, a heavy-faced, blue-eyed young chap of around thirty-five, looked at him curiously: "You must know why you're here," he said.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • "W-who -" He stopped, conscious of the heavy-faced man saying something about the money having been paid out to Cayle Clark, that morning, on emergency call.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • A heavy-faced man near him said: "We have gathered here because it is obvious that the source of the new energy is the great building just outside this shop -"

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

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