Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a very red face: as, the scarlet-faced saki.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A deeply concerned Geithner will plead ignorance, grandstanding scarlet-faced Congresspeople will bellow, "Good gravy, man, how could this HAPPEN?!?!", whilst a weary populace will seek to lose itself further in funny foto websites and iPhone sex apps.

    Ross Hyzer: White House Stands by Geithner, Citing His Ignorance

  • Overall, the underwear-suits worked out just fine ... there was just one small glitch or, rather, stitch: the suits didn't fare so well on the slide .... it must have been that clingy cotton fabric, which tended to "catch" on the slide walls, so as to not always "follow suit" with the scarlet-faced swimmers.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Overall, the underwear-suits worked out just fine... there was just one small glitch or, rather, stitch: the suits didn't fare so well on the slide.... it must have been that clingy cotton fabric, which tended to "catch" on the slide walls, so as to not always "follow suit" with the scarlet-faced swimmers.

    defiler - French Word-A-Day

  • After opening his mouth once or twice more, Dudley subsided into scarlet-faced silence.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • As a scarlet-faced Natred groped for a reply, Gord arrived.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • Kitchener — the blue-eyed, scarlet-faced soldier with the rampant mustache; the omnipotent war lord beckoning (“Your Country Needs You!”) from recruiting posters — was gone, drowned in the care of the navy.

    Castles of Steel

  • Tami was scarlet-faced, and Rodney stared at his feet.

    Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer

  • He spat out the nipple and roared at them in scarlet-faced outrage, and the nation took him to its heart.

    River God

  • “So do I, now I've proved my point to him,” said Metellus Pius, and looked closely at the panting, scarlet-faced Varro.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • He stood up and, throwing a handful of money on the table for the bill, led a scarlet-faced and humiliated Maura out of the restaurant and into the night air.

    Dangerous Lady

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