Examples of smirk in a Sentence
She tried not to smirk when they announced the winner.
Recent Examples of smirk from the Web
On the surface, the movie is all glamor — games of polo, drives on the beach and smirking behind sunglasses.
For his part, Shkreli sat by Brafman and made faces, smirking at the characterizations during closing arguments, according to CNBC.
At least Harris, a former prosecutor and potentially a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, had the smarts and the style to smirk a bit.
Phoebe Jones smirks up a storm as Goneril’s faithful servant who just loves doing evil stuff, the more evil the better.
As the Chiefs prepared to head onto the practice field for the first of three mandatory minicamp practices Tuesday, Alex Smith locked eyes with Eric Berry and smirked.
The bloop dropped into shallow left field, and after rolling into second base easily, Dickerson smirked and shook his head.
The lawsuit states a judicial assistant smirked while Edelstein was fired a few days later.
Dan DeLuca smirks soulfully as Jimmy Smith, the man whom Millie can't admit to loving.
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Origin and Etymology of smirk
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
SMIRK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smirk for English Language Learners
: to smile in an unpleasant way because you are pleased with yourself, glad about someone else's trouble, etc.
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