Last week, the tiniest tell-tale smirk
crossed Jacob Rees Mogg's patrician visage as he dismissed the "candyfloss protest" and "synthetic rage" of protesters expressing fury at the decision to suspend parliament.
Kim JB, Zhang L (2014) Financial reporting opacity and expected crash risk: evidence from implied volatility smirks
. Contemporary Accounting Research 31 (3): 851-875.
CHILD killer Robert Black has smirked
in the face of detectives quizzing him about a missing girl.
"It's fine if anyone wants to come out and say they wipe smirks
off people's faces.
"Well, if you're still feeling needy," he smirks
, "I can always shut up shop for an hour."
Even those "smirks
and sniggers", as you see them, are an expression of mirth, not misery.
"'He thinks the missile shield really exists?' Rummy smirks
, sipping his Scotch."
And the Dutch are not the only ones holding their giant hands over gargantuan smirks
Ask not for whom the cartoon smirks
; it smirks
You can confront the girl, ask why she isn't including you and challenge her when she smirks
and has a dig.
CLUE: Hindley and pet could "mark" grave; MURDERERS: Brady and Hindley embrace; SMILE OF A SADIST: Brady smirks
at flat; POSE: Hindley on apparently normal outing
Frankly, you're lucky she adores you enough to stick around and tolerate your friends' snooty smirks
On first glance, one might assume these works to be a calculated assault on high sensibilities, but like much of Carson's output, they simply prod one to get over one's smirks
and get on with the act of viewing, of enjoying the bold results of the artist's mastery over both high-art composition and low-budget special effects as well as her fearlessness in the face of kitsch.
There has been no remorse from Moffat, only smirks
from the dock.
YOU can forgive mega-punter Michael Tabor and trainer David Elsworth for walking around with smirks
on their faces as they plot a real Cambridgeshire touch.