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 Meanings and Examples of SMIRK
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smirk
 n.  smile expressing scorn instead of pleasure; smile in affected, often offensively self-satisfied manner
Classic Sentence:
1  As she descended from the carriage, she saw Suellen smirk and knew that she must have picked out Frank Kennedy in the crowd.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  It was here that her aunt received her rare confidences, and the pink-eyed smirk of the turbaned Beatrice was associated in her mind with the gradual fading of the smile from Mrs. Peniston's lips.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3  He simpers, and smirks, and makes love to us all.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
4  Her hand dropped to a little table beside her, fingering a tiny china rose-bowl on which two china cherubs smirked.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
5  He smirked, went up to kiss Arkady's hand, and bowing to the guest retreated to the door, and put his hands behind him.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
6  "It will be for the maiden to decide," rejoined young Drebber, smirking at his own reflection in the glass.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
7  'I am greatly flattered,' began Sitnikov, walking sidewise, smirking, and hurriedly pulling off his really over-elegant gloves.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence:
1  A smirk is really a terrible habit for any politician.