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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Grin
 
His comrades’ terrors to beguile,
Grinn’d horribly a ghastly smile.
        Churchill.—The Ghost, Book II.
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He ceas’d for both seem’d highly pleas’d, and
Death grinn’d horrible a ghastly smile, to hear
His famine should be fill’d, and blest his maw
Destin’d to that good hour.
        Milton.—Par. Lost, Book II. Line 846.
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Not even one was willing to imitate a dog when provoked; if they didn’t laugh, they might at least have grinn’d with their teeth.
        Riley’s Plautus.—The Captive, Act III. Scene 1. Page 448.
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They grin like a dog, and run about through the city.
        Psalm lix. Ver. 6.
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