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  • He was a man in his early sixties, thin-faced, grey-haired, with bright eyes; he seemed happy in his job.

    The Empty Family

  • Treasurer Rowland, a thin-faced, acerbic old man, was eyeing the actors as though wondering whether it might have been better hiring a troupe with less expensive costumes even if this play required no elaborate scenery.

    Excerpt: Revelation by C.J. Sansom

  • He was a thin-faced ascetic, living in a state of high, attenuated calm -- a molten planet under a transcontinental ice sheet.

    Chapter II

  • Abdul Mutalib, a thin-faced young man who was one of the first to reach the area, said he saw people, cars and animals on fire.

    Shabwa: Blood feuds and hospitality in al-Qaida's Yemen outpost

  • In both, a woman was holding the baby: on the left side, Mistress Dare, thin-faced and haggard now, but still gazing at her daughter adoringly; on the right, a petite muscular, curly-haired woman who was grinning down at the baby cradled in her arms.

    Sabotaged

  • A short, thin-faced young man with a sparse mustache hustled around from the back of the van.

    Kook

  • In spite of his size, the man had an amiable expression, and seemed to be joking with the thin-faced man, who looked like a marionette in comparison with his huge conversant.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • She looked serious, no longer a young picture bride of long ago from the Great Expectations Agency video, but a grown woman, thin-faced, her big teeth bulging behind her lips like a mouthful of food.

    Beard

  • The thin-faced redhead screamed again, and the blond girl said something soothing.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • The Jesus of Santa Maria del Tiglio was thin and thin-faced, his feet supported by a small shelf, as if the sculptor could not bear the idea of the weight of his body pulling down on his nailed hands.

    The Italian Summer

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