grinning grinning  /ˈɡrɪ nɪŋ/


  1. (n) a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
  2. (v) to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl
  3. (n) a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement


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  1. Still grinning and munching ripe fruit, War Lord Feng pulled out of Peiping on his special train for Tientsin.
  2. Japan's manga culture is awash with sexual fluidity and deviance but few of those grinning gross-out stories have made it to the big screen.
  3. But on some level he's still that grinning, cocky kid in the mug shot, and to prove it, he's dropping out all over again.


  1. Queens Of The Stone Age Get First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    Barenaked Ladies' "Grinning Streak" starting at No. 10 is its highest-charting set since 2003's "Everything to Everyone" also debuted (and peaked) at the same spot. read more        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Something fishy in D.C.: Cartop protest art, minus the protest, becomes a spectacle

    Mobile protest art, such as that grinning apple on the Ford Escort, has drawn gawkers in Northwest.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. ‘Reasons to Be Happy,’ by Neil LaBute

    You don’t always know how much you’ve missed certain people until they show up in your life again. When Steph started bawling out Greg the other night, and rushing him as if he were a tackling dummy, I felt an oddly comforting warmth. “Oh, you two,” I said to myself, grinning.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "He called me laughing and grinning," Burress' New York Giants teammate Brandon Jacobs told reporters after their 23-7 victory against Washington Sunday. "He is doing fine. He is feeling good. I called him and made a few jokes about the...
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Brandon Jacobs Source: Junior College

  2. "I was grinning. You can't not grin unless you're Albert Pujols and you do it every year," Wainwright said. "I knew I had to pitch, but I think it's all right to be excited about it."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Adam Wainwright Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "It's been a long time, I'm just so thrilled," Gless says. "I know it sounds silly at [age] 67 to keep grinning and blushing and jumping up and down, but it's very exciting, especially for this show."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Sharon Gless Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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