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Smiled Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Smile \Smile\ (sm[imac]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smiled (sm[imac]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Smiling.] [OE. smilen; akin to Dan. smile, Sw. smila, MHG. smielen, smieren, L. mirari to wonder at, Skr. smi to smile; and probably to E. smicker. [root]17
  1. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]
  2. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently. He doth nothing but frown. . . . He hears merry tales and smiles not. --Shak. She smiled to see the doughty hero slain. --Pope. When last I saw thy young blue eyes, they smiled. --Byron.
  3. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer. 'T was what I said to Craggs and Child, Who praised my modesty, and smiled. --Pope.
  4. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty. The desert smiled, And paradise was opened in the wild. --Pope.
  5. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Smiled'


  • The Man Who Smiled: The Man Who Smiled (original: Mannen som log) is a novel by Swedish crime-writer Henning Mankell , and is the fourth in the Inspector ...
  • The Princess Who Never Smiled: The Princess Who Never Smiled or The Unsmiling Tsarevna is a Russian fairy tale ... There was once a princess who never smile d or laugh ed. ...

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* Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country. - George Gordon Byron

* I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy, golden storm, yes many loved before us, I know we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but now it's come to distances and both of us must try, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye. - Leonard

* I remember one day I was at Grandpa's farm and I asked him about sex. He sort of smiled and said, 'Maybe instead of telling you what sex is, why don't we go out to the horse pasture and I'll show you.' So we did, and there on the ground were my parents having sex. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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Smiled Sample Sentences in News


  • Tom Eblen: Winter's last gasp reinforces joy of springtime in Kentucky
    We should have known this winter would not give up easily. But I just smiled when I woke up Tuesday to that little last gasp of a snow storm. I had already seen, felt and smelled the warm promise of spring. Read more on this news related to 'Smiled'
  • Another game-winner from Aaron Harrison puts Kentucky in title game
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Aaron Harrison stood in the usual spot: behind the three-point arc late in an NCAA tournament game, basketball in hand, outcome undecided. His face was not the picture of concentration. In fact, he smiled. Or at least smirked. Read more on this news related to 'Smiled'
  • Greg Bishop: Another game-winner from Aaron Harrison puts Kentucky in title game
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Aaron Harrison stood in the usual spot: behind the three-point arc late in an NCAA tournament game, basketball in hand, outcome undecided. His face was not the picture of concentration. In fact, he smiled. Or at least smirked. Read more on this news related to 'Smiled'

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