wry face

NOUN
  1. a disdainful grimace
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  • Cannot you recall many a wry face; cannot you remember how unpleasant the after sensations when stern, but kind mothers forced a nauseous decoction called "senna" down your widely-gaping throat? In Eastern Seas Or, the Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83
  • Aliette made a wry face, and turned away disbelieving.
  • He pulled a wry face as he swallowed, setting the cup down on the table again.
  • I confronted death with a smile; I meet life with the wriest of wry faces. Simon the Jester
  • Jac picked up a fork and poked at the greens, making a wry face and glancing with envy at her plate.
  • He pulled a wry face when I asked him how it had gone.
  • Cecil made a wry face, though inwardly he was relieved.
  • The honest admiral having tasted our grog, which is a mixture of brandy and water, desired to taste of the brandy itself, which he called _e vai no Bretannee_, British water, and drank off a small glass full, without making a wry face. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 14
  • You can also find video online of Djokovic's long, wry face jutting out from under a silky blonde wig, as he vamps his way through a fake commercial in the guise of Maria Sharapova.
  • The two men exchanged questioning glances behind her back as she came out of the garden and closed the gate, then Penniworth gave a shrug and made a wry face of amusement.
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