One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in reference to someone's face) as seen from one side.‘a photograph of Leon in profile’
- ‘This auburn light danced and glinted on my companion's drooping gold earrings as we surveyed the cars below, and held his face in profile as if he might only be a photograph.’
- ‘Underwood Side View shows a stately old typewriter in profile, exposing its logical yet formally ornate internal mechanism.’
- ‘One can discern a face in profile emerging from the right side of the pool.’
- ‘In one photograph, she stands in profile holding a large kitchen knife.’
- ‘Somwhere during those years, I looked like that in profile.’
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