What does Compressed lips mean?

Compressed lips meaning in Body Language Dictionary

  done-by pressing the mouth collectively to make them fade and is a universal characteristic done to symbolize stress.  The subconscious mind is really telling the human body to shut down rather than let everything in.  As it takes place quickly due to unwelcome stimuli its considered an honest motion.

Sentence Examples with the word Compressed lips

The little old man with the half-closed eyes was there greedily gnawing a mutton bone, and the general who had served blamelessly for twenty-two years, flushed by a glass of vodka and the dinner; and the staff officer with the signet ring, and Zherkov, uneasily glancing at them all, and Prince Andrew, pale, with compressed lips and feverishly glittering eyes.

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