There are smiles, idle chit chat, and small courtesies evident as they enter and depart the courtroom.
Though one time it was rumored that the left corner of his lip curled up into the slightest of smiles.
Blonde, pretty, and all smiles on the trail, she beat a right-wing incumbent in a three-way battle.
Yet a few years later, they're all sunshine and smiles when it comes to taxing the internet.
Spc. Jeremy Morlock looks into the camera and smiles, lifting the hair of a dead Afghan man, in a gruesome photograph.
There were smiles in the darkness,—the smiles akin to tears.
You laugh, you cry; you implore, you demand; he only frowns, or smiles derisively.
Around the drawing-room the faces of the parents were wreathed with smiles.
The guests were received with smiles and a few cordial words of welcome.
They received us with smiles, and seemed anxious to entertain us.
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.).