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her frown lay somewhere on the edge of a scowl

English translation: Scowl expresses more anger than frown

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22:27 Jan 8, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: her frown lay somewhere on the edge of a scowl
I just would like to confirm if it means.... she frown which make she look a bit angry or something like this???
Magicmarker
Local time: 12:31
English translation:Scowl expresses more anger than frown
Explanation:
A frown may express mild disapproval or sometimes just incomprehension. A scowl is a more angry facial expression which implies dislike or even hatred. Her expression was like a frown on the edge of becoming a scowl.
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Jack Doughty
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Local time: 06:31
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thank you very much

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3 +11Scowl expresses more anger than frown
Jack Doughty


  

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Scowl expresses more anger than frown


Explanation:
A frown may express mild disapproval or sometimes just incomprehension. A scowl is a more angry facial expression which implies dislike or even hatred. Her expression was like a frown on the edge of becoming a scowl.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:31
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Grading comment
thank you very much

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agree  katsy
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agree  Robert Kleemaier: bang on
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agree  Mark Nathan: on the verge of turning nasty
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agree  Carol Gullidge: her frown {was almost}/{verging on} a scowl
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