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  • adjective superlative form of wry: most wry.


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  • Have worn shameful manacles, have been bitten at the wriest by manacles

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  • But the wriest laughs are consistently stolen by Ving Rhames as the massive club bouncer Shad, Erin's guardian angel, a guy who puts cockroaches in yogurt cups hoping to strike it rich on bogus lawsuits.

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  • "That's a perfectly good wish plumb wasted," said Penfield, refilling both glasses, his features twisted in the wriest of grimaces.

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  • I confronted death with a smile; I meet life with the wriest of wry faces.

    Simon the Jester

  • While already rightly revered as bratty garage rockers by the time of this track's release, the Kinks truly excelled when singer Ray Davies took a more observational, wry approach to songwriting -- and "Sunny Afternoon" is one of his wriest on record.

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