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adjective as in beaming

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Some, such as those belonging to turtles, look like a wizened, puckered grin.

While standing on home plate, Ng crossed her hands and wore the faintest of grins.

During an interview he was friendly and talkative, with a wide grin and neatly combed light brown hair.

He's grinning now and actually stretching his legs--his cane has fallen away as he speaks of the !

One measly year later, Pam woke to find a naked Ewing grinning at her in the shower.

At 5:00 a.m. the clubs get going properly; the Forbes stumble down from their loggias, grinning and swaying tipsily.

As he relishes his triumph, a larger, grinning version of the man materializes in the background, eyeing his prey.

“I thought North Korea might shoot down the plane, I thought they could hear my thoughts,” she says, grinning.

Leaving Howlet and Meadows grinning at a highly improbable adventure, he slapped the boy on the shoulder.

The Danes were staring at him also, and he was grinning at them with white teeth through thick lips in all unconcern.

You get an ordinary, grinning, red-headed boy, and you have to educate him.

Letting the rifle drop and swing from the pommel, he met the charge of two grinning and scowling lancers.

His teeth were of the most pearly whiteness, and he made a constant display of them, grinning and chattering continually.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grinning, such as: cheerful, genial, radiant, shining, smiling, and animated.

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