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Definition of "stony-faced" [stony-faced]

  • Exhibiting no emotion or feeling; expressionless. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stony-faced" in a sentence
  • "Although he can be as stern as any stony-faced Puritan preacher, especially on the topic of greed, he regards our planet—the site of all our mortal trials and travails—as an irrepressibly joyous place, everywhere open to human betterment."
  • "Playing to a roomful of stony-faced industry types standing at the back, and a handful of genuine gig-goers bobbing at the front, is probably no fun at all – especially when the fans are there for the headliners, Howler aka "the new Vaccines"."
  • "At my lowest point recently, Ann turned to me, all stony-faced, and said that if the dog really was ruining my life then I had her blessing to give it to the RSPCA, knowing full well that were I to go through with it, I would never see my children smile again."
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