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  • n. Plural form of lineament.


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  • My own anecdotal evidence suggests that right across the secondary school system our children are being short-changed of the patrimony of their story, which is to say the lineaments of the whole story, for there can be no true history that refuses to span the arc, no coherence without chronology.

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  • And the girl, looking up into the peaceful old "lineaments," smiled faintly, and knew there was healing in them.

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  • Built some 4,500 years ago as way-stations to the afterlife, they are the lineaments of gratified desire.

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  • Grand genealogies and family lineaments fall like granite upon the final iamb,

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  • They come at an affordable price rate and I really loved all its quality and lineaments.

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  • Recognising in those fear-filled, treacherous glances the lineaments of Judas, Leonardo enticed him to the cenaculo with a gift of silver.

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  • He had partially unveiled the face of Nature, but her immortal lineaments were still a wonder and a mystery.

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  • His future society is clothed in the simplified feudal lineaments of a medieval fantasy – computers are banished by religious edict, society is strictly hierarchical – which enables him to sketch large questions of human social and political interaction.

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  • Here were non-Anglo people, people with familiar lineaments, with long fingers and slender bones, with dark eyes and hair and certain ways of moving and gesturing.

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  • I think his countenance was more massive than it looks in any of the portraits … there was a strong expression of shrewdness in all his lineaments; the eye alone, I think, indicated the poetical character and temperament.

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