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  • v. Present participle of grin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "Couldn't have been better if I'd cut the orders myself," Zainal said in English, grinning at his success.

    Freedoms Challenge

  • Ere they went below, however, she called the grinning Jemmy to her, and, to his private grief and public shame, tucked his head under her arm and kissed him fondly.

    Many Cargoes

  • "If you shout, I'll shoot you!" said the old man, in English, grinning horribly.

    The Three Midshipmen

  • Last Sunday was the festival of All Saints; on the evening of which day, we walked out under the portales, with M. and Madame de —, — minister and his wife, to look at the illumination, and at the numerous booths filled with sugar skulls, etc.; temptingly ranged in grinning rows, to the great edification of the children.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • When I regained consciousness, Ms. Chickie and Lee Artist were standing around me grinning, which is never a good thing, and admiring my beauty.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • You should've seen Fin grinning. * g* (Reply to this) (Parent) riemannia

    ccfinlay: Some Great News

  • All of the above, actually no, the most incompetent isnt on that list, the most incompetent is the PRIME Minister - aka the grinning inept traitorous megalomanical idiot due to step down sometime soon, closely followed by his neighbour in McDooning Street.

    Poll: Most Incompetent Labour Minister Since 1997

  • You! called a grinning guy in a tuxedo with a forty-ounce bottle of Coors in his hand.

    Goodnight Nobody

  • "April fool!" called a grinning youth from the porch.

    Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman

  • I do not recall grinning quite so much in a cinema for a good long while.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch


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  • "'Ah!' said Saveloy, grinning so much the sides of his mouth almost met his ears and I feared the top of his head might fall off."

    - Jasper Fforde, 'Lost In A Good Book'.

    November 24, 2008