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  • adj. That which smiles or has a smile.
  • n. The action of the verb to smile.
  • v. Present participle of smile.

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Along with legitimate claims, a series of objectors - one was known as "Queen Sister" - peppered him with questions including whether he was a communist, had caused the 1993 siege at Waco, Texas, and was familiar with the term "smiling like a butcher's dog."

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  • So Obama smiling is arrogance? unbelievable ... if he had a frown he would be the angry black man.

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  • They have a nice almond-shaped eye, a very bright eye, what I call a smiling eye.

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  • Vida really did not love her native land, she seemed to enjoy well enough what she called smiling 'the St. Martin's Summer' of her success in London society.

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  • Especially with gang members, calling them sir and smiling is something they hate.

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  • By contrast, the ranks of subjects whom Andy represented, like himself, occluded and determinedly not smiling, is equally revealing, as if to conjure not so much by passive aggression as by vaguely sexualized sullenness, even vacancy, the dominant mood of international fame in the 1970s and early to mid-1980s.

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  • Little Jayden left me speechless there … and that picture of Sean smiling is so precious.

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  • They had been there before and were again smiling happily.

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  • Well, on the one hand, I think smiling is vastly overrated.

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  • She rarely exposed her teeth in smiling, for which purpose she seemed chiefly to employ her eyes; but when she laughed she showed strong white teeth, even, not babyish in their smallness, but just the firm, sensible, normal size one would expect in a woman as healthy and normal as she.



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