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used in The Brothers Karamazov

3 uses
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understated humor — often sarcastic or ironic — often expressed by twisting the face

or (more rarely):  a facial expression showing displeasure
  • Alyosha suddenly gave a wry smile, cast a strange, very strange, look at the Father to whom his former guide, the former sovereign of his heart and mind, his beloved elder, had confided him as he lay dying.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (30% in)
  • "As for that door and Grigory Vassilyevitch's having seen it open, that's only his fancy," said Smerdyakov, with a wry smile.
    Book 11 — Ivan (72% in)
  • "Did you come to that of yourself?" asked Ivan, with a wry smile.
    Book 11 — Ivan (74% in)

There are no more uses of "wry" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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