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cheeked (not comparable)

  1. (usually in combination) Having some specific type of cheek.
    • 1599, Thomas Dekker, Old Fortunatus, edited by Oliphant Smeaton, London: J.M. Dent, 1904, Act IV, Scene I, p. 89, [1]
      Oh here be rare apples, red-cheeked apples that cry come kiss me: apples, hold your peace, I'll teach you to cry. [Eats one.
    • 1771, Miguel de Cervantes, The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha, translators not credited, London: W. Cowper, Vol. III, p. 87, [2]
      [] and perceiving her to be no more than a plain country-wench, so far from being well-favoured, that she was blubber-cheeked, and flat-nosed, he was lost in astonishment, and could not utter a word.
    • 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, New York: Century, 1907, p. 146, [3]
      I pictured to myself some grizzled, apple-cheeked, country schoolmaster fluting in his bit of garden in the clear autumn sunshine.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1916, Chapter II, [4]
      Time is jealous of you, and wars against your lilies and your roses. You will become sallow, and hollow-cheeked, and dull-eyed. You will suffer horribly....
    • 1973, William Buck (translator), Mahabharata, New York: Meridian, 1993, Part Two, Chapter 6, p. 76,
      Past rivers and hills she went, and met a bushy-cheeked tiger on the path []
    • 1983, Mark Zebrowski, Deccani painting, page 73:
      The earliest painting that can be attributed to his reign is of a plump, rosy-cheeked adolescent wearing a splendid conical turban and a huge emerald necklace.




  1. simple past tense and past participle of cheek