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  • s  penetrating no deeper than the skin: "her beauty is only skin-deep"

  • In some, white employees don blackface, black employees whiteface, presumably to encourage the feeling that the difference in the races is, after all, only skin-deep.
  • She learned about skin-deep notions the hard way.
  • Here are the faces and figures that have launched millions of fantasies: monuments of loveliness, the fleshy, sleek, skin-deep kind.
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  • An S.F. tower that's honest, not stylish
    In an age where architectural style can be a skin-deep thing, a coat of paint or a curtain of glass, there's honest grace in this shaft built by Bethlehem Steel Corp. to house its West Coast headquarters and advertise the wares. If the show of strength is now dated, dour without a hint of suave retro cool, consider - once this corner signaled progress, as surely as the cable cars that still ...
    Jan. 26, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

  • Spencer Tunick in France24
    I want my images to go more than skin-deep. I want the viewers to feel the vulnerability of their existence and how it relates closely to the sensitivity of the world's glaciers,Tunick said.

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