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  • In photographs she is often gaunt and severe-looking, a look which has led to speculation over her sexuality.

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  • A severe-looking chaplain in robe and black skullcap stood beside a table on which sat a Tyndale Bible.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • The paper on top showed a cartoon of two severe-looking matrons in plain dresses and ugly shoes and funny hats carrying signs that said votes for women.

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  • Next to a photo of Father Francisco del Piero his photo had a red “X” slashed across it was one of a severe-looking black-haired Catholic cardinal.

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  • The girls were supervised by a few young married women with babies and one rather severe-looking older lady in a rigid black bonnet.

    The Dirty Life

  • She was wearing a severe-looking brown pinstriped jacket over a white blouse, but there was no jewellery, even on her small fingers, which she tapped lightly against the desk.

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  • Gardner had that, even though to Ray he looked like a “square” in his “dark, severe-looking clothes.”

    Raymond Carver

  • But she was wearing a tight bun in the back of her head, very severe-looking.

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2009

  • A hard-faced, severe-looking man, by office the distributor of alms, which he flung in showers of small copper money among the Fakirs and beggars, whose scrambles to collect them seemed to augment their amount; while the grim-looking agent of Mahomedan charity, together with his elephant, which marched with half angry eyes, and its trunk curled upwards, seemed both alike ready to chastise those whom poverty should render too importunate.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • Although it happened quickly and could easily be taken as stage management, it is interesting how a severe-looking Perry actually grips Palin's arm to put her back at the podium (SP grimacing for an instant, less for the grip than for the awkwardness) as her number comes up again.

    Michael Shaw: Reading The Pictures: Rough Handling Between Sarah And the Govs?

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