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  • adj. Having a sad facial expression

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a sad countenance.


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  • For an instant he was back in his native France, and a wistful, sad-eyed face came as a mist between him and the woman before him.


  • This failed, sad-eyed goddess becomes our spirit guide to Julien's vision of China.

    Isaac Julien's angel of Morecambe

  • In the flush of his success, the only thought he spared for the unlucky Stu Trask was a reflection on the incongruity of the image of the dour and homely Trask—sad-eyed, stooped, balding, and emaciated but for a small paunch—and his fateful weakness.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • In a heavily Russian subsection of West Hollywood, the three of us shared a sunburst-colored apartment building with a struggling actor, a surf-loving drummer, and a sad-eyed boy who had grown up in the Children of God cult and now worked at The Whisky on Sunset Boulevard.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • I am afraid that I will be trapped here, tethered to my fear, like a sad-eyed gorilla in a cage that should never hold it, until my life winks out.

    Meet My Gorilla « Looking for Roots

  • The thin, sad-eyed girl later let out a thrilled laugh as she danced with one of the green-uniformed soldiers.

    Maria Jose Martinez Gets Treatment For Leukemia In Nicaraguan Hospital

  • Our suburb was littered with sad-eyed, bruised nomads, who wandered back and forth between used-record shops to the sheds behind the train station where they got high and then trudged off, back and forth from their mothers' houses during the week to their fathers' apartments every other weekend.

    The Divorce Generation

  • It really wasn't much at all, but the foolish seabirds landed right in it, and then there were some sad-eyed seals, their fur matted with the stuff, and I heard the whales weren't looking too great either.

    Short story: Barthelme by Joanna Kavenna

  • Although Sophie Russell is a perfectly good replacement for Kathryn Hunter as the Fool, I missed the latter's sad-eyed concern for her master.

    King Lear – review

  • He's hung up on beautiful sad-eyed women who refuse to give him the time of day.

    William Lashner on Past Due: An interrogation


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