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 Meanings and Examples of GRIMACE
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grimace
 n.  facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  Madame Magloire made an expressive grimace.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XII—THE BISHOP WORKS
2  He came, examined the wheel and made a grimace like a surgeon when the latter thinks a limb is broken.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—HINDRANCES
3  The Thenardier speedily replaced her gruff air by her amiable grimace, a change of aspect common to tavern-keepers, and eagerly sought the new-comer with her eyes.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
4  This gesture, and an inspection of the stranger's costume and baggage, which the Thenardier passed in review with one glance, caused the amiable grimace to vanish, and the gruff mien to reappear.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
5  Its tempest sometimes proceeds from a grimace.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—TO SCOFF, TO REIGN
6  The lancer made the pleased grimace of Cartouche when praised for his probity.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—SOME PETTICOAT
7  Mother Jondrette had opened it, and now remained in the corridor making a horrible, amiable grimace, which one of the holes of the dark-lantern illuminated from below.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVIII—MARIUS' TWO CHAIRS FORM A VIS-A-VIS
8  Some, le rabouin, for example, are at the same time grotesque and terrible, and produce on you the effect of a cyclopean grimace.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
9  Porthos made a most significant grimace; Mme.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 32 A PROCURATOR'S DINNER
10  His eyes, nose, and mouth all seemed puckered into a vacant, wearied grimace, and his arms and legs always fell into unnatural positions.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
11  He turned away from her with a grimace that distorted his handsome face, kissed Anna Pavlovna's hand, and screwing up his eyes scanned the whole company.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
12  Prince Andrew stopped and made a grimace, as if expecting something unpleasant.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVI
13  The officer evidently had complete control of his face, and while Kutuzov was turning managed to make a grimace and then assume a most serious, deferential, and innocent expression.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
14  "It's dirty," replied Prince Andrew, making a grimace.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
15  She smiled assentingly, and then made a slight grimace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
Example Sentence:
1  Even though he remained silent, his grimace indicated his displeasure.
2  No, no don't scrunch your noses and grimace at me.
3  Thomas made a little grimace, perhaps he thought the wine was sour.
4  He tried to stand and grimaced with pain.