wry face


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Noun1.Wry face - a disdainful grimacewry face - a disdainful grimace      
grimace, face - a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
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At first he made a wry face, but, one after another, the skins and the cores disappeared.
But Vronsky gazed at him exactly as he did at the lamp, and the young man made a wry face, feeling that he was losing his self-possession under the oppression of this refusal to recognize him as a person.
"Nay, nay," began the Bishop with a wry face, "this is requiting me ill indeed.
He made a wry face and attempted to wash the taste away with coffee.
The playwright gave Mainhall a curious look out of his deep-set faded eyes and made a wry face. "And have I done anything so fool as that, now?" he asked.
To look at your wry face, one would think that our rescue from the Arctic regions was a downright misfortune.
Mr Dennis received this part of the scheme with a wry face, observing that as a general principle he objected to women altogether, as being unsafe and slippery persons on whom there was no calculating with any certainty, and who were never in the same mind for four-and-twenty hours at a stretch.
"But Lors ha' massy, how did you get near such mud as that?" said Sally, making a wry face, as she stooped down and examined the corpus delicti .
She glanced at the writing-table heaped with books, opened a volume of the "Contes Drolatiques," made a wry face over the archaic French, and sighed: "What learned things you read!"
Usanga made a wry face and tried to forget the extra dozen wives, but the lure of the idea remained and appealed so strongly to him that he presently found himself reasoning most logically that a god would not be much of a god with less than twenty-four wives.
Monty made a wry face. "Poker for love, my dear Trent," he said, "between you and me, would lack all the charm of excitement.
Once or twice it made wry faces at swallowing a mouthful of water, and choked a spluttered as if on the point of strangling.