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  • adj. superlative form of wry: most wry.

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Examples

  • That is to say, he's the quickest, sharpest, slyest and wryest comic actor on the screen.

    Stylish Spectacle Makes This 'Mission' Possible

  • The first in a projected multivolume chronicle of the years from 1945 to 1979 called Tales of a New Jerusalem, this sparkling book — deeply and imaginatively researched, written with bounce, and informed by the wryest sensibility — charts the evolution of British society during the depleted and dingy years 1945 – 1951.

    Waste Not, Want Everything

  • Here he put the light on his desk, and said to the stranger, with his wryest twist upon him, ‘Your commands.’

    Little Dorrit

  • I gave him my wryest Flashy grin and clapped him on the shoulder.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • "Yes, sir; almost killed," groaned the poor boy, making the wryest face

    Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim

  • Here he put the light on his desk, and said to the stranger, with his wryest twist upon him, 'Your commands.'

    Little Dorrit

  • Winner of the prize for Best Screenplay at Cannes, New York born-and-trained Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar has here created the wryest of Jewish comedies, an emotional competition that pits father against son, built around the understanding of sacred texts.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Move forward to Wednesday night at the Emirates, in the same press suite, and the contrast was eye-opening, with Wenger's rosiness even extending to the wryest of acknowledgements.

    The Guardian World News

  • The cad with the reddest face, but the wryest smile, is the winner

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • His agent speaks one of the wryest lines in this meta-fictional story when she says, "Men are unlikely to read a book about childbirth.

    Book review: Valerie Sayers reviews 'The Birth of Love,' by Joanna Kavenna

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