Meaning of “deep-set” in the English Dictionary

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"deep-set" in British English

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deep-setadjective

uk /ˌdiːpˈset/ us /ˌdiːpˈset/

Examples from literature

  • His deep-set fierce old eyes gleamed under his beetling brows. 
  • His deep-set grey eyes were fixed upon her. 
  • In his deep-set, piercing eyes lurked all the pains of a lifetime. 
  • People rarely noticed that Rachel's hair was brown, and that her deep-set eyes were gray. 
  • The eyes are deep-set, brilliant, restless—with infinite lessons of hours of agony, of loneliness, torture in all the million hours which filled up his nine years of endless and unbroken gloom in penal servitude. 

(Definition of “deep-set” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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