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wry -- as in: wry sense of humor
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • "But Lors ha’ massy, how did you get near such mud as that?" said Sally, making a wry face, as she stooped down and examined the corpus delicti.
  • Maggie, moreover, had rather a tenderness for deformed things; she preferred the wry-necked lambs, because it seemed to her that the lambs which were quite strong and well made wouldn’t mind so much about being petted; and she was especially fond of petting objects that would think it very delightful to be petted by her.

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  • "Yes indeedy," said Jean Louise wryly.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • You’re screwed, Elias, a wry voice tells me.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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