What does the word lineament mean?

Usage examples for lineament

  1. She found it full of a noble gravity and kindliness; candor and courage spoke in the lines of the mouth, benevolence and intellect in the broad arch of the forehead, ardor and energy in the fire of the eye, and on every lineament the stamp of that genuine manhood, which no art can counterfeit. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Death with his marks, which once seen can never be mistaken, stamps every lineament of that well- known countenance. – Parish Papers by Norman Macleod
  3. That he was cruel could be seen in every lineament of his face. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn