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Usage examples for wry

  1. Strangers sniffed it and made a wry face, but the natives liked it. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  2. Master Talboys made a wry face. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  3. Do not lay it up against your poor Beetle if he makes a wry face now and then. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  4. Captain Dillingham glanced toward his sister and met her wry smile. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  5. Mae Munroe yawned, extending her arms at full length before her; regarded her fair ringed fingers and the four dimples across the back of each hand; reached for a cigarette and with the wry face of nausea tossed it back into its box; swung to a sitting posture on the side of the sofa, the dog springing from the curve of her arm to the floor, shaking himself. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  6. She bent over the girl with a slightly wry smile, and kissed her forehead. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  7. This way, if you please; and Mr. Bruce was compelled to follow where Mr. Graham led, though, in spite of his acquaintance with Paris manners, he made a wry face, and shook his head menacingly. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  8. The very thought brought a wry smile. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  9. But do not be misled, and regard no wry faces, but command us, beforehand, to act with earnestness, not to surrender our advantage, but to accept only a solid peace; for no one can give better words than these people, and when we are out of the field, they will return in one month and attack us. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  10. There was a wry smile on his face as he rose and turned toward the girl. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  11. Gad, sir, cried Crisp, making a wry face toward the door as it closed behind the solicitor, what a fellow that is! – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  12. Sandip smiled a wry smile. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  13. " Then my references are satisfactory, so to speak," said she, with a wry little smile. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. " Now for the next bloody- minded pirate," cried Ringan, and the next with a very wry face stood up. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  15. Leland smiled in a somewhat wry fashion. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  16. Ballantyne laughed, took a gulp of his whisky- and- soda and put the glass down again with a wry face. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  17. Sir Henry made a wry face. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. The house- surgeon at the hospital has just said that M. de Chandour will have a wry neck for the rest of his days. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
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