Usage examples for Flattening

  1. But their backs were towards her; she could not see their faces; they were able, therefore, to make grimaces at Isabella, and this they immediately proceeded to do in unison, flattening their thin lips over their teeth in a very ghastly way, and turning up their eyes so unnaturally far that Isabella was afraid the pupils would never come down again. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  2. The country is one of low hills, flattening suddenly into plains. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  3. By this time the interested customers had gathered around, and people from the street, noticing the unwonted enthusiasm awakened in the Washington Hall restaurant, were rapidly collecting upon the outside and flattening their curious noses against the intervening panes. – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton