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a smile that is uncertain or short-lived
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Words nearby half-smile
halfsies, half-silvered, half sister, half size, half-slip, half-smile, half snipe, half sole, half sovereign, half-staff, half-starved
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How to use half-smile in a sentence
In photographs, a slight tilt to the head, one hand placed strategically on a hip is completed with a forced half-smile.From ‘The Hills’ to Over the Hill: Lauren Conrad’s Premature Aging|Anna Klassen|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This was said with a comical air of doubt, and a half smile, which sent a ripple of laughter over the charming face.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
With a half-smile he rose, and going to the door he bade his page who was idling in the anteroom go summon the captain.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
A blush tinged Lady Hartledon's face as she looked out at the soft rain, and a half-smile parted her lips.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
She sat leaning forward, looking out at the mountains with steady eyes that had a half-smile in them.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
Her red lips like dew-drenched roses—luscious, pure, alluring, were parted a little in a half smile.The Underworld|James C. Welsh