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Makeup   /mˈeɪkˌəp/   Listen

Cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance.  Synonyms: make-up, war paint.
An event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event.  Synonym: make-up.  "The two teams played a makeup one week later"
The way in which someone or something is composed.  Synonyms: composition, constitution, make-up, physical composition.

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"Makeup" Quotes from Famous Books

... some resemblance to her husband or to her son. He was ruddy, vigorous, with fair hair and his mother's blue eyes. And yet he looked like Julien. In what way? How? She could not have told, but there was something like him in the whole makeup of his face. ...
— Une Vie, A Piece of String and Other Stories • Guy de Maupassant

... wife or his tailor. But in England the professional man advertises his calling by his clothes. Extreme stage types are ordinary types in London. No Southern silver-tongued orator of the old-time, string-tied, slouch-hatted, long- haired variety ever clung more closely to his official makeup than the English barrister clings to his spats, his shad-bellied coat and his eye-glass dangling on a cord. At a glance one knows the medical man or the journalist, the military man in undress or the gentleman farmer; also, by the same easy method, one may ...
— Europe Revised • Irvin S. Cobb

... that evening the man came to know another trait in the odd little stranger's odd makeup which, coupled with those which he had already mentally tabulated for future private contemplation, set him to ...
— Then I'll Come Back to You • Larry Evans

... might have a twofold contact with such movements. His most natural interest is that of studying the mental makeup of those who chase this will-o'-the-wisp. Their mental vagaries and superstitious fancies are quite fascinating material for his dissection. But for the interests of society an entirely different effort is, after all, more consequential. ...
— Psychology and Social Sanity • Hugo Muensterberg

... grouch, and he won't stick a knife into your back; but if he eats from habit—or necessity—he isn't a beautiful character in the eyes of nature, and there's pretty sure to be a cog loose somewhere in his makeup. I'm a grub-scientist, David. I warn you of that before we get off at Thoreau's. I love to eat, and the Frenchman knows it. That's why I can smell things in that cabin, ...
— The Courage of Marge O'Doone • James Oliver Curwood

... have it, is one of the hardest the physician has to deal with. Any one who knows anything of the disease naturally has a healthy desire to avoid it, and if he is a victim of it, a considerable belief in its seriousness. But certain types of persons, who are usually predisposed to it by a nervous makeup, or who have a tendency to brood over things, or who perhaps have heard some needlessly dreadful presentation of the facts, become the victims of an actual mental disorder, a temporary unbalancing of their point of view. To the victims of syphilophobia, as this condition is called, ...
— The Third Great Plague - A Discussion of Syphilis for Everyday People • John H. Stokes

... lying—but, no; they are perfectly disinterested, and they lie as though by some one's higher order; they lie in the fanatical conviction that falsehood is in no way different from the truth. Wretched actors, even incapable of a decent makeup, they writhe from morning till night on the boards of the stage, and, dying the most real death, suffering the most real sufferings, they bring into their deathly convulsions the cheap art of the harlequin. Even their crooks are not real; they only play the roles of crooks, while remaining ...
— The Crushed Flower and Other Stories • Leonid Andreyev

... parties, now the merits of "American Writers," which afforded his 'prentice hand the requisite practice in the use of the pen. He had already acquired a perfect knowledge of typesetting and the mechanical makeup of a newspaper. During his apprenticeship he took his first lesson in the art of thinking on his feet in the presence of an audience. The audience to be sure were the members of a debating club, ...
— William Lloyd Garrison - The Abolitionist • Archibald H. Grimke

... of it is very inconvenient. People sitting above may see the name fairly; but many below have a difficulty in grasping it, and those sitting in the centre will never be able to get hold of more letters than those which makeup the mild name of "Emma." Names- -particularly great ones—should never be put up anywhere unless they can be seen. On each side of the chancel arch then is a small tablet; one being to the memory ...
— Our Churches and Chapels • Atticus

... these terrible struggles and mental agonies, inevitable because of the very nature of his heredity and education and environment. Although as we know, he came of gentle-folk, there was much of the Russian peasant in Tolstoi's makeup. His organism, both as to physical and mental elements, was like a piece of solid iron, untempered by the refining processes of an inherent spirituality. His never-ceasing struggle for attainment of the degree ...
— Cosmic Consciousness • Ali Nomad

... by the evening of the Governor's Reception—upon the morning following which the mooted bill was to come up—he offered an impression so haggard and worn that an actor might have studied him for a makeup as a young statesman going ...
— In the Arena - Stories of Political Life • Booth Tarkington

Words linked to "Makeup" :   structure, face powder, event, war paint, genotype, karyotype, paint, cosmetic, kohl, greasepaint, blusher, lip rouge, phenotype, blackface, mascara, eyeshadow, genetic constitution, eyebrow pencil, grain, physical composition, composition, property, make-up, eyeliner, constitution, texture, lipstick, rouge, lip-gloss, make up

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