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sardonic

 [sahr-don´ik]
denoting a kind of spasmodic or satanic grin or involuntary smile; see risus sardonicus.
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But he did not manage to light his lamp (I don't think he even tried), though in the morning as usual he was the first on deck, bull-necked, curly-headed, watching the hands turn-to with his sardonic expression and unflinching gaze.
"I," he said, looking at me unflinchingly, with his old sardonic grin - "I am looking for something to do."
He held my stare, and presently a sardonic twinkle lit up his eyes.
He sat like an old white raven, croaking and shaking with sardonic laughter.
His black beard poured forward in a more impressive cascade, and his clear grey eyes, with their insolent and sardonic eyelids, were even more masterful than of yore.
The comic, or rather, the sardonic element was all out of him, and as he painted that strange scene it was with difficulty that I kept my composure.
TV judge Rob Rinder says his sardonic style will help him knock Graham Norton off his perch as Britain's top chat show host.
LONG after the songs have been sung And the red flares that flooded the sky have slowly dispersed The breathless billowing flags of poetry and sardonic Scouse wit folded for memories The football streets of Liverpool find themselves woke once more No B word for Liverpool was made for Europe Klopp with his ebullient wide mile smile, aye boss tha' But Lbpool football club is always back to childhood for me And home remains that most nostalgic rose tinted romance As always holds me fast, unbreakable that umbilical chord of Football Beatles and Grace This boy in the picture, socks rolled down, face reflective in dreamy contemplation Lives my dream, our dream, and sets the brimming still hope-filled world-weary youth in me free.
The goateed, shaggy-haired Dinklage gave a sardonic but heartfelt speech Monday at the Microsoft Theater, acknowledging his wife and show producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
This sardonic take on gun culture sees everything played out to its most ludicrous conclusion think Homer Simpson switching off the lights with his pistol.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Paresh Rawal on Thursday fired a sardonic salvo at outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari over his remarks about Muslims of the country.
'Spamalot's' sardonic look at the theatrical tropes that have entertained us for years makes for some of the funniest moments on a local theater stage this season.