"A shadow passed over his face" ? Hello, I came across this expression: "A shadow passed over his face." The expression described a boy who was asked if he missed the joy of an adventure his father asked him to go through, and which left him with a scar on his face. Does it mean that his face darkened? and if so, did it happen for a second or did it take a while? Thank you!
Aug 19, 2018 2:51 AM
Answers · 4
Yes, this is a descriptive way of saying someone expression changed to a more negative emotion, fear sadness anger, usually for a few seconds then returns to normal
August 19, 2018
The idea is more emotional than physical. So his face showed some darker emotion(s) (fear / hate / anger) for a few seconds and then went back to normal. As someone who doesn't really see that sort of thing, it's a little hard for me to describe!
August 19, 2018
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