• The Sultan smiled at the idea of the son of a poor old woman asking for the hand of his daughter
    The Sultan smiled at the idea of the son of a poor old woman asking for the hand of his daughter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv smilingly with smiles; in a smiling manner "the girl reminded her smilingly of their childhood spent together"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"She, smiling, takes the pennies...." "She, smiling, takes the pennies...."
I see him bow and smile I see him bow and smile
Frowns and Smiles Frowns and Smiles

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Women smile more than men do
    • adv Smilingly In a smiling manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
    • smilingly In a smiling manner; with a smile or look of pleasure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" was written by George Graff, who was German, and was never in Ireland in his life.
    • adv Smilingly in a smiling manner: with a smile or look of pleasure
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  • Ruckett
    “Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.”
  • Malcolm De Chazal
    Malcolm De Chazal
    “The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.”
  • Malcolm De Chazal
    Malcolm De Chazal
    “We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.”
  • (Frank) Gelett Burgess
    (Frank) Gelett Burgess
    “Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful.”
  • Frank A. Clark
    “Most smiles are started by another smile.”
  • W. C. Fields
    “Start off everyday with a simple smile and get it over with.”


Plastic smile - When someone is wearing a plastic smile, they are appear to be happier with a situation or events than they actually are. This is actually a description of the forced smile you might see in many photographs.
Wipe the smile of someone's face - If you wipe the smile of someone's face, you do something to make someone feel less pleased with themselves.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Sw. smila, to smile.


In literature:

The man on the gangplank looked up, smiled, and lifted to her his broad gray Stetson in a wave of greeting.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Ah, you smile; you are surprised because I guess your wishes and know your sufferings.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
The Dean smiled rather uneasily at Jimmy Benyon; Mrs. Baxter detected the smile, but was not disturbed.
"Quisanté" by Anthony Hope
Suddenly she moved, took her hands from her hips, settled her yellow handkerchief, and smiled.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The King's face wore a smile and the smile broadened as he spoke to me.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
Then smiling a wide, toothless smile, she laid her finger on her lips.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
He looked up into the Chemist's smiling face, and smiled back a little foolishly.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Edwin smiled at her, and she returned his smile with usurious interest.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
She was a gentle woman, smiling much, saying little.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
He smiles, indeed, genially, because they smile, and happily refrains from inquiry of any sort.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

In poetry:

Brief! but along
All the after-years
To-day will be a song
Of smiles or of tears.
""To-Days"" by Abram Joseph Ryan
At the inn
Smiling close, why is it
Not as on my visit
When hope and I were twin?
"St Launce's Revisited" by Thomas Hardy
His voice was sweet
As rain upon a grave;
'Be brave,' he smiled.
And yet again—'be brave.'
"The Friend" by Richard Le Gallienne
You smile, your eyelids flicker;
Shall I tell
How the world goes that lost you?
Shall I tell?
""Face In The Tomb That Lies So Still"" by Richard Le Gallienne
Yet is it that, though whiling
The time somehow
In walking, talking, smiling,
I live not now.
"The Dead Man Walking" by Thomas Hardy
For you,
I wish all the colors of life.
All happiness you can smile to
All songs you can thrill.
"Time" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade

In news:

The Columbia artist hopes to make people smile with his whimsical Odd Birds collection.
Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley stayed close at the Operation Smile Charity Ball in London Thursday.
Thank you for the smiles and the tears.
A small group of high school seniors enjoyed prom, went through finals and donned cap and gowns Friday for their ceremony as parents and friends watched with smiles.
Scroll down, bookmark, share, smile.
Smile when you say that, partner.
And not just because it's the radio show with the cutest smile.
Music is her passion, along with making people smile.
Bulgarian artist Anastas Konstantinov in front of "Mackenzie's Smile" at the Ice House Artist Studios in Lawrenceville.
Texas Rangers utility infielder Alberto Gonzalez smiled when asked if the ball that he bunted on a successful suicide squeze in the 11th inning hit his right knee.
Smiling all the way to the bank.
It's gotten tense on long gas lines in New York and New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy, but one New Jersey gas station still provides service with a smile.
GIs recall comrade 's smile, spirit.
A smile crept across Adam LaRoche's face while he rounded the bases Tuesday night after hitting his career-high 33rd homer, making him the third Washington Nationals player to drive in 100 runs in a season.
CNY Smiles by Brent A Bradford, DDS , PC.

In science:

Nevertheless, a familiar phenomenon appears: since the model is driven by a Brownian motion, it cannot be calibrated accurately to the whole term structure of volatility smiles.
On the valuation of compositions in L\'evy term structure models
Not surprisingly, the normal inverse Gaussian L´evy model calibrates well to the market smile whereas the classical HJM model only gets the ATM point right but cannot reproduce any smile or skew; see Figure 1.
On the valuation of compositions in L\'evy term structure models
It should not be surprising that the classical model does not produce any smile whereas the L´evy model does; note that the ATM prices are also different, where ATM ≈ 1.22.
On the valuation of compositions in L\'evy term structure models
Interest Rate Models: Theory and Practice – with Smile, Inflation and Credit.
Bilateral counterparty risk valuation for interest-rate products: impact of volatilities and correlations
Brigo, D. and Mercurio, F. (2006), Interest Rate Models: Theory and Practice (with Smile, Inflation and Credit), Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Security Pricing with Information-Sensitive Discounting