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  • Saleswomen, usually plain-featured, but vivacious, waylaid the feminine foot passenger with cunning importunities, after the fashion of market-women, and using much the same language; a shop-girl, who made free use of her eyes and tongue, sat outside on

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • She was a plain-featured, strong-bodied woman wearing a stained apron and simultaneously herding two youngsters and canning a wonderful, tart currant jam.

    Perfume Review: Lalique Amethyst

  • He was a plain-featured young man a few years older than Sula, with longish dark hair combed across his forehead and tangled down his collar behind.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Beside her was Mr. Song, engrossed in his canisters of tea, and beside him his younger daughter, dressed badly in a peach-colored pantsuit, and—the comparison had to be made—discernibly less attractive, less vibrant, more plain-featured than her sister, Kai-ling.

    Heaven Lake

  • He is a bull in stature, strong and plain-featured, a man of few words.

    Look Back on Happiness

  • He was a plain-featured but graceful and refined-looking man of thirty, with wavy chestnut hair and a trimmed beard which became him well.

    New Grub Street

  • She got up, and fetched from the mantelpiece a photograph of a tiny boy in a sailor's dress; a plain-featured, ordinary-looking little boy, with dark eyes too solemn for his age.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • Her eyes brightened and her whole plain-featured face was irradiated with pleasure so that she seemed suddenly to have grown handsome.


  • She soon felt at home with her uncle, a plain-featured, middle-aged man of business, but with his son she felt wonderfully shy.

    Ruth Arnold or, the Country Cousin

  • One was a plain-featured, honest-looking boy, who had been accompanied to the station by his mother.

    Choice Readings for the Home Circle


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