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deep-set (comparative more deep-set, superlative most deep-set)

  1. Set deeply below a surface, as on a face
    His haggard eyes were deep-set, sunken into their sockets from exhaustion.
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, chapter 1, in Bulldog Drummond:
      Deep-set and steady, with eyelashes that many a woman had envied, they showed the man for what he was—a sportsman and a gentleman. And the combination of the two is an unbeatable production.