Part of speech: noun

An expert in physiognomy.

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Usage examples "physiognomist":

  1. Jane looked grave- for trifling on love was heresy, in her estimation; but Emily laughed, with an expression in which a skilful physiognomist might have read- if he means me, he is mistaken. - "Precaution", James Fenimore Cooper.
  2. " Hang that up in your bed- head," said the physiognomist, " obey it- and fame and fortune will be the result." - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)", Shearjashub Spooner.
  3. Tom assumed an air of extreme candour, and opened his case artfully enough; but, forgetting that every painter is necessarily a physiognomist, omitted the precaution of turning his back to the light. - "M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."", G.J. Whyte-Melville.