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Definition of Cheekless
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Literary usage of Cheekless
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn (1922)
"And once the pilgrim-youth laid hand on a something smooth that was not stone — and lifted it — and dimly saw the cheekless gibe of death. ..."
2. In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn (1899)
"And once the pilgrim-youth laid hand on a something smooth that was not stone, — and lifted it, — and dimly saw the cheekless gibe of death. ..."
3. An Essay on the Origin and Prospects of Man by Thomas Hope (1831)
"... yellow opacity of the eye-balls, incessant vibration of the eyes, and depressed expansion of the nasal cavities over hollow cheekless pouches ; in the ..."
4. One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices by David Herschell Edwards (1883)
"Before him empires droop and fade ; And cheekless is his wing. The brightest glory in the land Is doomed to tarnish in his hand. He cancels state and king ..."
5. Life and Literature by Lafcadio Hearn (1917)
"Now the land seems to him a vast skull, the corpse of something, noseless and eyeless and cheekless, showing its hideous teeth. Even the forms of the trees ..."
6. The New Cure for Consumption by Its Own Virus: Illustrated by Numerous Cases by James Compton Burnett (1900)
"... almost cheekless, hollow eyes, neck long, thin, studded with "waxen kernels," ie, peripheral hypertrophic glands, thorax almost like a skeleton, ..."
7. Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard (1912)
"And once the pilgrim youth laid hand on something smooth that was not stone—and lifted it—and was startled by the cheekless gibe of death. ..."