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Word Example of - grin-and-bear-it

    Example Sentences for grin

    "And we won't get a medal, either," Stan remarked as he matched O'Malley's grin.

    He began to compliment, and I began to grin,How do you do, and how do you do?And how do you do again?

    He turned to Judge Graney, a grin of satisfaction on his face.

    "I've eaten all I could find," Grunty told Frisky with a grin.

    When at last the motor was quite clear, a freckled youth, with two front teeth gone, came round the side to grin at her.

    As he leaned at the window to wait, his small nose curled in a grin.

    Mr. Sanders stopped counting his money long enough to grin at her.

    The grin narrowed as he remembered that Grandpa was alone in the flat.

    "For heaven's sake and your own, don't you suggest that to the old boy when you meet him," said McGlynn with a grin.

    Then with a grin, he remembered that no one knew where he belonged.

Word Origin & History of - grin-and-bear-it

    Word Origin & History

    grin O.E. grennian "show the teeth" (in pain or anger), common Gmc. (cf. O.N. grenja "to howl," grina "to grin;" Du. grienen "to whine;" Ger. greinen "to cry"), from PIE base *ghrei- "be open." Sense of "bare the teeth in a broad smile" is c.1480, perhaps via the notion of "forced or unnatural smile." the noun is first attested 1635.