Ted had that wonderful sardonic smile, particularly after one of his wry and wicked jokes struck home.
I looked at parts of it," he says, adding with wry self-deprecation, "I didn't see much benefit in comparing myself to Marlon.
Her wry, progressive grandmother Oleanna Redwyne (Diana Rigg)—the real power behind the House Tyrell.
"Mr. Obama only cares about three and a half," he said with a wry smile.
In his powerful new film, Eastwood says goodbye with a final blast of gunfire and a wry, knowing smile.
"You're flicking on the raw, Jimmie," Carruthers answered, with a wry grimace.
"Oh, I'll apologize," he said with a wry smile of discomfiture.
She had met Victoria on her home grounds twice, when Callista had invited her out to Shanesville with wry warnings.
"She is very like a boiled sole," answered the Vicomte, with a wry face.
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.