English citations of agrin
Adjective: "grinning or appearing pleased"
Last modified on 28 June 2011, at 03:32
- 1847 — Alfred Tennyson, The Princess:
- Yea, let her see me fall! and with that I drave
- Among the thickest and bore down a Prince,
- And Cyril, one. Yea, let me make my dream
- All that I would. But that large-moulded man,
- His visage all agrin as at a wake,
- Made at me through the press, and, staggering back
- With stroke on stroke the horse and horseman, came
- As comes a pillar of electric cloud,
- Flaying the roofs and sucking up the drains,
- And shadowing down the champaign till it strikes
- 1849 — Charlotte Brontë, Shirley, Chapter III:
- When a ray from a lantern (the three pedestrians of the party carried each one) fell on Mr. Moore's face, you could see an unusual, because a lively, spark dancing in his eyes, and a new-found vivacity mantling on his dark physiognomy; and when the rector's visage was illuminated, his hard features were revealed all agrin and ashine with glee.