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Adj.1.sunken-eyed - characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
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Beware of such an one, I say; your whales must be seen before they can be killed; and this sunken-eyed young Platonist will tow you ten wakes round the world, and never make you one pint of sperm the richer.
American baritone Todd Thomas's powerhouse performance as the hunchbacked, sunken-eyed jester showcased not only a booming voice, but also an equally mesmerizing acting ability.
He's terrific at losing most of his body weight and developing that sunken-eyed, nearly dead look.
Hovhannisyan embarks on a pilgrimage to discover what happened to the gaunt, sunken-eyed men he videotaped 12 years previously, bringing with him photos captured from that tape as well as the computer-loaded video itself.