Make a wry face

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Make a wry face to pucker up the face, or mouth, in sign of disgust or pain
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wrigian, to drive, bend. Ult. conn. with wriggle and writhe.

Usage

In literature:

This is some more of my very own medicine, so I shouldn't make a wry face over taking it.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
ROSALIND: (Making a wry face) Oh, please don't talk about money.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
VALENTINE (making a wry face in spite of himself).
"You Never Can Tell" by George Bernard Shaw
The Statue makes a wry face.
"Man And Superman" by George Bernard Shaw
BLUNTSCHLI (making a wry face).
"Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw
I'll e'en make a wry face, and go at it to-morrow.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Now don't make such a wry face.
"Luna Benamor" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Daniel make a wry face, but took the kerchief, threw it about his neck, and tied it in a knot under his chin.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
No wonder he should be making a wry face over it, and crying.
"Child-Land" by Oscar Pletsch
As soon as this was done, Nat rose slowly to his feet, making a wry face as he did so.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
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