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A straight nose that continues the line of the forehead without a dip.
- ‘Will she have a Grecian nose, or one tip-tilted like the petal of a rose?’
- ‘Troy was a tall, slightly tanned, and well-muscled boy with curly brown hair, a long Grecian nose, and large, expressive eyebrows.’
- ‘This used to be called a "Grecian nose," as opposed to the hawklike "Roman Nose," and was considered a feature of great beauty.’
- ‘To the left walks Edwin, with hyacinthine locks, and a thoroughly classical type of face, and Grecian nose.’
- ‘He had his almost Grecian nose and dark wavy hair parted to one side and wore a tight T-shirt that showed off his muscles.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.