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Wearing glasses:‘a bespectacled, studious youth’‘she was thin and bespectacled’
- ‘A short bespectacled woman in a laboratory coat greeted them.’
- ‘It was a picture of a bespectacled President signing some important looking documents.’
- ‘I've noticed I don't really make eye contact with people when I'm bespectacled.’
- ‘He was a tall, coltish, bespectacled young man, curiously lovable.’
- ‘He startled the clerk - who had never been robbed by a small bespectacled white boy before - more than a little.’
- ‘Bald, bespectacled and soft-spoken to a fault, he looks less hip than shyly professorial.’
- ‘After fifteen minutes the train came and Amy piled on with the other bespectacled youths.’
- ‘He's got a certain charm, though, and his podgy, bespectacled appearance puts the audience at their ease.’
- ‘He's maybe late forties, early fifties, bookish, greying, bespectacled, wispy - perhaps an academic.’
- ‘Walking along the sidelines, and later addressing them in the locker room, is a bespectacled white man in his 50s.’
- ‘A bespectacled couple is slow-dancing in the corner, eyes locked on each other.’
- ‘Another friend, a bespectacled accountant and reader of science fiction novels, interrupted him.’
- ‘Her bespectacled child seems little interested in the menu.’
- ‘In hesitant English, the bespectacled Thai man thanks all the foreigners who have helped his community, raising the biggest cheer of the night.’
- ‘The short, bespectacled monk has influence, power, certainly money.’
- ‘The night is waning when a clean-cut, bespectacled comedian comes on.’
- ‘At last, she spotted a bespectacled man in the crowd and grabbed his hands.’
- ‘A bespectacled librarian came and sat behind me, commentating on the view throughout the journey for the benefit of his Japanese lady visitor.’
- ‘With his bespectacled studious appearance, people often take him for scholar, writer or even a photographer.’
- ‘She was, by her own account, ‘a squat, bespectacled child who lived mostly in books and daydreams’.’
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