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if looks could kill

Posted by Lyndsey on October 27, 2006

Hi, for anyone wondering about the origins of "if looks could kill"... not sure if this is its original use, but in Bram Stoker's Dracula, he says "If ever a face meant death - if looks could kill - we saw it at that moment." Referring to Lucy after she has been turned. Dracula was published in the late 1800s, about 1897.