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  • s  characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver

  • In fight 1, the battle of the child stars, Barry Williams entered the ring like an old man ready to die, sunken-eyed and flabby.
  • The white-haired, sunken-eyed professor wandered slowly around his Columbia University classroom leafing through a copy of James Joyce's Dubliners.
  • The increasing sensuality of their relationship wore on the boy, mads him skinny, sunken-eyed.
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  • Willamette Weekend: 13 Things to Do in Portland, July 26-28
    Friday, July 26 Wilder Schmaltz: Night Lands [ARTS] In Wilder Schmaltz’s drawing Catalan, a sunken-eyed old man confronts the viewer as he stands before an eerie background of arched windows and lapping waves. It’s the strongest image in Schmaltz’s exhibition, Night Lands. In this and other single-figure portraits, Schmaltz’s sense of compositional drama blazes forth, although it tends to dilute ...
    July 26, 2013 - Willamette Week

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