She was mostly gristle and bone when we saw her, lying in the sun with her legs spread and a grimace on her face.
I hold onto his arm and lift him while he closes his eyes and tries not to grimace.
I gave him some brandy from my medicinal store, which he drank with a grimace.
All that Bud Selig can do is grimace and give the game's perennial pariah a long, unpaid vacation.
I told the athletes how much I envied them, playing a sport in which you can actually sweat and grimace when something goes wrong.
Jimmie's only reply was a wrinkling of his freckled nose in a grimace of extreme disgust and contempt.
He repeated the words with a grimace of exasperation: "My name!"
I watched his face; the muscles of it contracted into a grimace, then were smoothed again to calmness; he opened his eyes.
Tubby made a grimace, and then seemed to be ashamed of his selfishness.
Coracle laughs too, but with the grimace of wolf baying the moon.
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.