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I remember my grandfather commenting—wry amusement tinged with grim resignation—that what made him finally feel old was seeing his children reach middle age.
Lurie mastered the brisk and wry detachment often associated with Jane Austen, whose books were similarly concerned with social mores and relationships between the sexes.
There are novelty mugs that serve only one purpose—amusement—and then there are those that go a step further and throw in a side of wry practicality.
Gwynne made a wry face as he sat down before the dressing-table that he might reflect his visage while he brushed his hair.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Janet made a wry face and with the greatest care eased herself into a chair piled with cushions.
To admire these same views, is it not admiring without knowing wry?
Genevieve made a wry face; then, meeting Mrs. Kennedy's reproving eye, she colored.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
King OLeary made a wry face, and ran his hand nervously through his hair.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
Caroline tells her friends things which she thinks exceedingly flattering, but which cause a sagacious husband to make a wry face.
Bogey heard it also, and involuntarily put his hands on big stomach and made a comically wry face.

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