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a smile that is uncertain or short-lived
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  • She saw the first light of recognition, then a half-smile, gentle as a girl's, as he realized his own injuries.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • There was a half-smile on his face, while his forehead was wrinkled with displeasure.

    Adrift on the Pacific Edward S. Ellis
  • I roused myself, and looking at her with a half-smile, 'You speak in church?'

  • "Let us say so when it has succeeded, Hankes," said Dunn, with a half-smile.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • "His bodily health is good enough," replied Mr. Harmer, with a half-smile.

    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Joseph Grimaldi
  • She exchanged a half-smile with Spinoza, who thrilled deliciously.

  • “I guess you were kind of favored,” Deborah repeated, and a half-smile came over her grim face.

    Pembroke Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • "You are determined I shall make my absence felt," says Molly, with a half-smile.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • Lucinda shook her head slowly, watching him with a half-smile lambent with lazy intelligence.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance
  • Then he came back and looked in again with a half-smile on his face.

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