deep-set


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deep-set

(dēp′sĕt′)
adj.
1. Deeply set or placed: deep-set eyes.
2. Deep-seated: deep-set hatred.

deep-set

adj
(of the eyes) deeply set into the face
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deep-set - having a sunken area; "hunger gave their faces a sunken look"
hollow - not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
Translations

deep-set

[ˈdiːpˈset] ADJ [eyes] → hundido

deep-set

[ˈdiːpˌsɛt] adj deep-set eyesocchi mpl infossati
References in classic literature ?
He turned his head and rose at Thomson's entrance, a rather short, keen-looking young man, his face slightly pitted with smallpox, his mouth hard and firm, his eyes deep-set and bright.
Of middle height, rather lean than otherwise, he had deep-set eyes, a mean appearance, his hair was coarse, black and thin, which, say the biographers of his time, made him take early to the skull-cap.
Levin saw proofs of this in his dress, in the old-fashioned threadbare coat, obviously not his everyday attire, in his shrewd deep-set eyes, in his idiomatic, fluent Russian, in the imperious tone that had become habitual from long use, and in the resolute gestures of his large, red, sunburnt hands, with an old betrothal ring on the little finger.
She might have been five-and-thirty years of age, with aquiline nose, firm yet sensitive mouth, dark curving brows, and deep-set eyes which shone and sparkled with a shifting brilliancy.
His small, deep-set eyes always twinkled and looked out straight.
The eyes themselves were small, deep-set, and close together.
The playwright gave Mainhall a curious look out of his deep-set faded eyes and made a wry face.
Jaggers, fixing me for the first time with his dark deep-set eyes, "we must revert to the evening when we first encountered one another in your village.
His weather-tanned face, framed in the hood, had an aspect of authority and challenging force, with the deep-set eyes gazing far away fixedly, without a wink, like the intent, merciless, steady eyes of a sea-bird.
His face expressed neither anger nor excitement, but there was a slight, dangerous glitter in his deep-set eyes.
He had a tall, rather ungainly figure, somewhat stooped, yet suggestive of great strength and endurance; a clean-shaven face deeply lined and bronzed; a thick mane of iron-gray hair falling quite to his shoulders, and a pair of remarkably blue, deep-set eyes, which sometimes twinkled and sometimes dreamed, and sometimes looked out seaward with a wistful quest in them, as of one seeking something precious and lost.
As he now leaned back in his chair, and bent his deep-set eyes upon her in his turn, perhaps he might have seen one wavering moment in her, when she was impelled to throw herself upon his breast, and give him the pent-up confidences of her heart.