Can you see Peter kow-towing to concert directors, and grimacing at an audience?
Lieutenant Tibbetts stumbled to his feet glaring and grimacing wildly.
Ferdie saw him; his shoulders made a quick movement; an inarticulate sound came from his flattened, grimacing mouth.
Why, but what, he reflected, grimacing—what if he had too hastily married somebody else?
"Dog bites," replied Rolfe, grimacing as he gave the word, curious yet unbelieving.
The doctor stood by the table, drumming with his fingers and grimacing.
It can only be favorable to those who have contracted ill habits of grimacing or of contortions of the face while they perform.
Her eyes, in the centre of her flabby and grimacing face, were of celestial beauty.
Glory noticed that two of these women, who were grimacing and lisping, had spoken to a man who was also lounging about.
Mademoiselle is serious, persisted the young man, bowing and grimacing.
1650s, from French grimace, from Middle French grimache, from Old French grimuce "grotesque face, ugly mug," possibly from Frankish (cf. Old Saxon grima "face mask," Old English grima "mask, helmet"), from same Germanic root as grim (adj.). With pejorative suffix -azo (from Latin -aceus).
1762, from French grimacer, from grimace (see grimace (n.)). Related: Grimaced; grimacing.