Asked whether he thought there might be some unofficial pinkwashing going on, he shrugged his shoulders and grinned.
Both the Duke and Duchess grinned broadly as they took turns at the wheel of the Sealegs, which reached speeds of 40 knots.
Instead of running for the hills, he grinned—literally—and bore the humiliation like a true Englishman.
When asked how he felt about the fact it made the possibility of him becoming king less likely, he grinned and said, "Great!"
Prosecutor Richard Mantei rolled his eyes and grinned sheepishly.
"Truly-truly outrageous," sympathized the Seneschal; yet he grinned.
Andy turned in the saddle and grinned back at the followers.
He grinned foolishly, and drank the remaining liquor from the bottle.
"You're all wrong, chief," said Larry la Roche, and he grinned at Andrew.
He picked himself up, shook himself like a dog emerging from water, grinned cheerfully at Carter, and sped back of the line.
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.).