long face


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long face

n.
A discontented or sullen facial expression.

long′-faced′ adj.

long face

n
a disappointed, solemn, or miserable facial expression
ˌlong-ˈfaced adj

long′ face′


n.
an unhappy or gloomy expression.
[1780–90]
Translations

long face

n to pull a long facefare il muso (lungo)
References in classic literature ?
He did not weep nor groan any more, but his long face was quite solemn and his big ears hung dejectedly on each side of it.
He was rather a melancholy young man, with a long face not unlike a pessimistic horse.
The ould divil himself niver behild sich a long face as he pet an
She drew a long face, and half-closing her eyes, quickly transformed her expression, folded her hands, and Vronsky suddenly saw in her beautiful face the very expression with which Alexey Alexandrovitch had bowed to him.
Chitling, with a very long face, as he drew half-a-crown from his waistcoat-pocket.
Every body was punctual, every body in their best looks: not a tear, and hardly a long face to be seen.
Sancho, as has been already said, was the only one who was distressed, unhappy, and dejected; and so with a long face he went in to his master, who had just awoke, and said to him:
They went into a field, sat down, and the two pulled long faces.
And I suppose Augusta and Welland pulled long faces, and behaved as if the end of the world had come?
A moment later a horde of our friends, the hairy gorilla-men, with the mild eyes and long faces of sheep leaped among them.
Crawley--came from her parties with long faces, having dropped more or less money at her fatal card-tables.
Some of 'em will pull long faces to me, and say, Poor as you see us, master, we're always grinding, drudging, toiling, every minute we're awake.