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smiling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Smile  \Smile\  (sm[imac]l),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Smiled} 
  (sm[imac]ld);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Smiling}.]  [OE.  smilen;  akin 
  to  Dan.  smile,  Sw  smila,  MHG.  smielen  smieren  L.  mirari  to 
  wonder  at  Skr.  smi  to  smile;  and  probably  to  E.  smicker. 
  [root]173.  Cf  {Admire},  {Marvel},  {Smirk}.] 
  1.  To  express  amusement,  pleasure,  moderate  joy,  or  love  and 
  kindness,  by  the  features  of  the  face;  to  laugh  silently. 
 
  He  doth  nothing  but  frown.  .  .  .  He  hears  merry 
  tales  and  smiles  not  --Shak. 
 
  She  smiled  to  see  the  doughty  hero  slain.  --Pope. 
 
  When  last  I  saw  thy  young  blue  eyes,  they  smiled. 
  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  express  slight  contempt  by  a  look  implying  sarcasm  or 
  pity;  to  sneer. 
 
  'T  was  what  I  said  to  Craggs  and  Child,  Who  praised 
  my  modesty,  and  smiled.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  look  gay  and  joyous;  to  have  an  appearance  suited  to 
  excite  joy;  as  smiling  spring;  smiling  plenty. 
 
  The  desert  smiled,  And  paradise  was  opened  in  the 
  wild.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  be  propitious  or  favorable;  to  favor;  to  countenance; 
  --  often  with  on  as  to  smile  on  one's  labors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  smiling 
  adj  :  smiling  with  happiness  or  optimism;  "Come  to  my  arms,  my 
  beamish  boy!"-  Lewis  Carroll;  "a  room  of  smiling 
  faces";  "a  round  red  twinkly  Santa  Claus"  [syn:  {beamish}, 
  {smiling(a)},  {twinkly}] 
  n  :  a  facial  expression  characterized  by  turning  up  the  corners 
  of  the  mouth;  usually  shows  pleasure  or  amusement  [syn:  {smile}, 
  {grin},  {grinning}] 




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