The inscription is cheeky and modest, confident, wry and telling.
I looked at parts of it," he says, adding with wry self-deprecation, "I didn't see much benefit in comparing myself to Marlon.
With his thick, curly head of hair and a wry smile, the junior Paul is a smoother, more pragmatic political operator.
Her wry, progressive grandmother Oleanna Redwyne (Diana Rigg)—the real power behind the House Tyrell.
The O contained a whimsical smiley face, a wry, self-deprecating wink at the pretensions of power.
"You're flicking on the raw, Jimmie," Carruthers answered, with a wry grimace.
"George used to cook for me," he said, with a wry expression.
She had met Victoria on her home grounds twice, when Callista had invited her out to Shanesville with wry warnings.
Paul acknowledged the statement with a wry smile under his moustache.
On the contrary he made a wry face and thrust his cheek out with his tongue, which signified "go and do it yourself."
1520s, "distorted, somewhat twisted," from obsolete verb wry "to contort, to twist or turn," from Old English wrigian "to turn, bend, move, go," from Proto-Germanic *wrig- (cf. Old Frisian wrigia "to bend," Middle Low German wrich "turned, twisted"), from PIE *wreik- "to turn" (cf. Greek rhoikos "crooked," Lithuanian raisas "paralysed"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Of words, thoughts, etc., from 1590s. The original sense is preserved in awry.