How can I use the word "physiognomy" in a sentence, and the sentence must contain context clues?

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Physiognomy refers to a person's set of facial features and can often be used to indicate character traits and/or cultural/ethnic origins.

One way to do the sentence would be to refer to someone's physiognomy and then list off some details. Perhaps like this:

While on my way to the local shopping mall, walking briskly and on my phone busily bemoaning the need to spend thousands of dollars on expensive gifts, the physiognomy of a homeless man jumped out at me: the eyes full of misery, the lines of worry etched on his features, the clearly once-broken nose indicating a violent past.

and if I was writing a paragraph, I'd have the narrator have some kind of epiphany with that.