One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The part of the face above the eyebrows.
brow, templeView synonyms
- ‘For instance, a London ad firm paid students by the hour to wear temporary tattoos on their foreheads while at bars or shopping.’
- ‘A large gash ran from the corner of his eye and up through his left eyebrow to the middle of his forehead.’
- ‘Females are colored similarly but less brightly above and have gray napes and foreheads.’
- ‘They touch the knuckle of the forefinger on their right hand to their foreheads in salute.’
- ‘And he touched each of the men's foreheads with the little finger of his right hand.’
- ‘The ashes marking our foreheads on that day serve as a paradoxical remembrance of a future event, our death.’
- ‘Hindu gods are also frequently represented with a third eye in the middle of their foreheads, representing their divinity.’
- ‘He walked over to me, took off my glasses and gently tapped my forehead just above the bridge of my nose.’
- ‘The foreheads were unusually low and sloping, with exceedingly prominent brows.’
- ‘He kissed both our foreheads before standing and ruffling our hair one final time before he turned to leave.’
- ‘Hugo had thought the injury to his forehead no more than a minor abrasion and had dressed it himself.’
- ‘I put my wrist to his forehead, at which time he opened his eyes, and sure enough he was a little warm.’
- ‘After Ash Wednesday services, our foreheads were clean as soon as we got home.’
- ‘Cats have scent glands on their foreheads, around their mouths, and near the bases of their tails.’
- ‘All three of the Maids had a moon adorning their foreheads and necks, sparkling in the candlelight.’
- ‘It is not uncommon to have some altered sensation of the forehead and scalp that recovers slowly.’
- ‘I handed the guys some lemonade as they wiped their foreheads with the towels I'd given them.’
- ‘A dressing is placed around the forehead after surgery, and left in place during the first night.’
- ‘He fractured both legs, broke his right ankle and had deep cuts to his forehead.’
- ‘On that day people give each other sugar skulls with a name label crudely pasted on the forehead.’
Old English forhēafod (see fore-, head).
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