in profile

in profile

1. Seen from the side. I really hate the way my nose looks in profile. In profile, the two brothers look remarkably alike.
2. Presented as a detailed account of the person or thing. Most often used in article headlines. Global Corp. in Profile: An In-Depth Look at the World's Most Prolific Company Hero of a Nation: Tom Thomas in Profile
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in ˈprofile

(of a face) seen from the side: In profile he’s got a nose like an eagle!
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References in classic literature ?
Nor, in profile, does this wondrous brow diminish; though that way viewed, its grandeur does not domineer upon you so.
You're out in your reading of Hamlet when you get your legs in profile.
It threw out a reddish, unequal light, sometimes brilliant, sometimes dull, and the tall shadow of the lieutenant was seen marching on the wall, in profile, like a figure by Callot, with his long sword and feathered hat.