She smiled when asked if she thought the school should be rebuilt.
When I was finished, I asked her if she had any questions, and she smiled up at me pleasantly, then answered completely in Polish.
Just say something anodyne like God has smiled on our great country or something.
Flemister Greenwood, 8, smiled on seeing his dad and his dad smiled back as if he had no troubles at all.
Four years ago, it was as if the gods had smiled gently on Barack Obama, gifting the moment and the country with his presidency.
I looked into his wickedly handsome face, and smiled coldly.
Pen smiled and disengaged one hand to smooth his hair again.
And then Olivia smiled happily, for only she knew how she had been missed.
It was dim in the starlight, but he saw that she smiled slightly.
He smiled to see the clematis unfolding its punctual wings about the porch.
c.1300, perhaps from Middle Low German *smilen or a Scandinavian source (e.g. Danish smile "smile," Swedish smila "smile, smirk, simper, fawn"), from Proto-Germanic *smil-, extended form of PIE root *smei- "to laugh, smile" (cf. Old English smerian "to laugh at, scorn," Old High German smieron "to smile," Latin mirus "wonderful," mirari "to wonder"). Related: Smiled; smiling.
Gradually pushed the usual Old English word, smearcian (modern smirk), into a specific, unpleasant sense. Of the eyes, from 1759. Figuratively, as indicating favor or encouragement, from c.1400. Romance, Celtic, and Slavic languages tend to use a diminutive of the word for "laugh" to mean "smile" (e.g. Latin ridere "laugh;" subridere "smile"), perhaps literally "small laugh" or "low laugh."
1560s, from smile (v.).