“It will only be a moderate size disaster,” Kleiman says with a grin.
No,” the president replied with a grin over sustained laughter throughout the room, “but it means the Vatican is.
He waddled when he walked, books under arm and sheets of paper in hand–a happily disheveled image that made me grin.
Besides,” she adds with the grin of a confident fashionista, “people are going to want to wear the clothes that I wear anyway.
Then, with a grin, “And we all know how degenerate those people are.”
"And we won't get a medal, either," Stan remarked as he matched O'Malley's grin.
Then suddenly that face cracked, broadened, spread to a grin.
He turned to Judge Graney, a grin of satisfaction on his face.
With a grin and a swagger of pure bravado Mulready turned and obeyed.
When at last the motor was quite clear, a freckled youth, with two front teeth gone, came round the side to grin at her.
Old English grennian "show the teeth" (in pain or anger), common Germanic (cf. Old Norse grenja "to howl," grina "to grin;" Dutch grienen "to whine;" German greinen "to cry"), from PIE root *ghrei- "be open." Sense of "bare the teeth in a broad smile" is late 15c., perhaps via the notion of "forced or unnatural smile." Related: Grinned; grinning.
1630s, from grin (v.).