• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Semi-smile a faint smile
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In literature:

His brown, thin face was crinkled into a semi-foolish smile.
"The Voice of the City" by O. Henry
She smiled again, showing a row of semi-transparent teeth, with a gleam in the depths of them.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
So he greeted them with a semi-paternal smile that caused Adele to flush a little.
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
The boy looked from one to another with a semi-stupid smile; but wagged an obdurate head.
"The Day of Days" by Louis Joseph Vance
His smile in the semi-darkness showed with its familiar irony.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
He smiled at her with semi-toothless fondness.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
Through the semi-darkness she saw the smile around his mouth and the quizzical look with which he was regarding her.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
Encouraged by his smile and the results of this semi-clairvoyant attempt, Elizabeth allowed her thoughts free play.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
In about an hour he opened his eyes and looking at me smiled then sank into semi-conciousness.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Round his thin lips hovered his habitual smile, semi-sardonic, semi-sheepish.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance

In poetry:

To all people it's the same, I know,
To all nodded with a blurry smile.
And with this sorrowful semi-smile
You have wept yourself long time ago.
"Lady With Camelias" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva

In news:

Edmonton Eskimo fire general manager Eric Tillman Edmonton Eskimos general manager Eric Tillman smiles after defeating the Calgary Stampeders in Western semi-final CFL football action at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Nov 13, 2011.

In science:

The paper presents the semi-analytic expression for the price of American options with stochastic volatility. The results of numerical computations and their calibration are also presented. The obtained results were compared with results excluding the effect of volatility smile.
American Options Pricing under Stochastic Volatility: Approximation of the Early Exercise Surface and Monte Carlo Simulations