• WordNet 3.6
    • adv unsmilingly without smile; in an unsmiling manner "unsmilingly, he greeted his in-laws"
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In literature:

How sweet are the lips unsmiling, and the brow as the open day!
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs" by William Morris
The sun had slipped down behind the ridge of hills to the south and west, and the once bright sea was now cold and sinister and unsmiling.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
And Teacher, a nervous and unsmiling Teacher, waited dully.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
But there's one thing I have a right to tell Kane,' Gerald went on, unsmiling now.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
And he looked deep, deep into her own, grave and unsmiling.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
It was merely a crack in her face and the beady black eyes remained unsmiling.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
Her brother's murderer was handsome in a dark, serious, unsmiling way which appealed to her strongly.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
He preferred her unsmiling dourness to vulgar garrulity.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The conqueror returned to me, flushed, but unsmiling.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
From the station doorway, a blanketed Indian looked out with stolid, unsmiling face.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter

In poetry:

Then I saw who held them captive;
And I saw how they were bound
With a broad and quivering leash of light,
Held by the moon,
As, calm and unsmiling,
She walked the deep fields of the sky.
"High Tide" by Jean Starr Untermeyer

In news:

An unsmiling teacher in her early 30s ushered her motley group of unsuspecting elementary-level students into the auditorium.