physiognomically love



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  • adv. In terms of physiognomy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As regards or by means of physiognomy, or according to its rules or principles; as to the face.


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physiognomical +‎ -ly


  • He creates, unusually for a play, an exact topography: this big house is in the middle of a physiognomically inclined map, being near Crackskull Common and Squash Lane.

    She Stoops to Conquer; Henry V, The Winter's Tale – review

  • Palin to all the physiognomically challenged scribes and screechers from O'Reilly to Levin to Malkin to Goebbels (oh, he's still got an office somewhere), it is a bumper crop of cranial crap, calcifying around intellectualism like so much scum around a bath tap.

    Steven Weber: Project for the New American Century 2: Rise of the Dopes

  • She still is, even though, physiognomically, she has more in common with Zoey Deschanel---blonde, big eyes, funny nose---than with Scarlett Johansson.

    Lance Mannion:

  • For as in landscape gardening, a spire, cupola, monument, or tower of some sort, is deemed almost indispensable to the completion of the scene; so no face can be physiognomically in keeping without the elevated open-work belfry of the nose.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • If the Sperm Whale be physiognomically a Sphinx, to the phrenologist his brain seems that geometrical circle which it is impossible to square.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • His readiness to interpret unfamiliar details physiognomically suggests that he knew the “institu - tionalized chance image” of the foliage mask, which had been revived at least as early as the twelfth century and was well-established in the repertory of Gothic art.


  • And she says she thinks all the criminals there have the most wonderful faces physiognomically; benevolent foreheads, kindly eyes, and that sort of thing; and then she said, well, perhaps any one _would_ look good with such lovely complexions as they have!

    The Twelfth Hour

  • Dignity marked in full measure even at the time the presence of his sister Madame Dubreuil, a handsome authoritative person who instructed us equally, in fact preponderantly, and who, though comparatively not sympathetic, so engaged, physiognomically, my wondering interest, that I hear to this hour her shrill Franco-American accent: "Don't look at _me_, little boy -- look at my feet."

    A Small Boy and Others

  • But the doctor was much the more respectable-looking man of the two; his baldness was more intellectual and benevolent; there was a delicacy and propriety in the pulpiness of his fat white chin, a bland bagginess in his unwhiskered cheeks, a reverent roughness about his eyebrows and a fullness in his lower eyelids, which raised him far higher, physiognomically speaking, in the social scale, than my old prison acquaintance.

    A Rogue's Life

  • Power of Insight, all indissolubly connected with each other, physiognomically related; that if we knew one of them, we might know all of them.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History


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