He had no nose, properly speaking, but a large beak of preposterous widthlessness, which gave his whole face the expression of falling gravely downstairs, and quite obliterated the unimportant chin.
Take it on the chin and move on.
He is thinner, taller, younger – more boyish-looking – than expected, but he is also the shyest and most nervous human being I have ever seen. He chews not merely his nails but his fingers, twitches his pouty mouth and chin, chain-smokes, wiggles his nose in constant adjustment of his spectacles, looks querulous one moment and ready to cry the next. His hands tremble, he stutters, his whole frame wobbles when he shakes hands…There is no betrayal of the thoughts behind those frightened, very intelligent eyes.dmitri shostakovich
But just as it sometimes happens that the most temperate people, who have never acquired the habit of drinking alcohol, or even a taste for it, are tormented by the fear that somehow or other they will one day find themselves drunk, so Isabelle perpetually feared that she might be betrayed into an impulsive act that was destructive to such order as reason had imposed on life. Therefore she was forever running her faculty of analysis over in her mind with the preposterous zeal of an adolescent running a razor over his beardless chin.rebecca west
An honest man, close-buttoned to the chin, Broadcloth without, and a warm heart within.william cowper
An honest man, close-button'd to the chin, Broadcloth without, and a warm heart within.william cowper
Discord, a sleepless hag who never dies, With Snipe-like nose, and Ferret-glowing eyes, Lean sallow cheeks, long chin with beard supplied, Poor crackling joints, and wither'd parchment hide, As if old Drums, worn out with martial din, Had clubb'd their yellow Heads to form her Skin.john wolcot
“We regret the necessity of this action,” she said to everyone everywhere. “But in the cause of freedom, there can be no compromise.” That’s what it’s come to, Miller thought, rubbing a hand across his chin. Pogroms after all. Cut off just a hundred more heads, just a thousand more heads, just ten thousand more heads, and then we’ll be free.
Then did she lift her hands unto his chin, And praised the pretty dimpling of his skin.Francis Beaumont
Ere on thy chin the springing beard began To spread a doubtful down, and promise man.Matthew Prior
What a beard hast thou got! thou hast got more hair on thy chin than Dobbin my fill-horse has on his tail.william shakespeare
Her lips were red, and one was thin, Compared to that was next her chin, (Some bee had stung it newly).Sir John Suckling
Light gatherer. You fell from a star into my lap, the soft lamp at the bedside mirrored in you, and now you shine like a snowgirl, a buttercup under a chin, the wide blue yonder you squeal at and fly in.carol ann duffy
And his chin new reap'd, Show'd like a stubble-land at harvest-home.william shakespeare
So when the sun in bed, Curtain'd with cloudy red, Pillows his chin upon an orient wave.john milton
How his eyes languish! how his thoughts adore That painted coat, which Joseph never wore! He shows, on holidays, a sacred pin. That touch'd the ruff, that touched Queen Bess' chin.Edward Young
Raise your chin. Let's make this clean.
It's not easy, though, singing upside down in a headstand on a raised platform with your unfettered breasts hitting you in the chin.adrienne barbeau
“We regret the necessity of this action,” she said to everyone everywhere. “But in the cause of freedom, there can be no compromise.” That’s what it’s come to, Miller thought, rubbing a hand across his chin. Pogroms after all. Cut off just a hundred more heads, just a thousand more heads, just ten thousand more heads, and then we’ll be free.daniel abraham