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Hello!I would like to know about the usage the word grimace as below.grimace: contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state.

1) Could you give some sentences and contexts where you use it?

2) Here it says that "a facial expression usually of disgust, disapproval, or pain." Is that correct?
3) Is the word "grim" is related with grimace?Thanks in advance!

PS. This is a question raised by my ignorance.
  • Bigote Blanco

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    The man grimaced at the sight of the dismembered body.
    The man grimaced when he saw how hard the man was struck by the vehicle.

    After all the food ran out, the situation became very grim.
    As the boat continued to sink in the water, it was obvious to all the passengers that the situation was grim.

    On a very grim note, it appears that the war will last many years.


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    The online dictionary provided at this web site offers sample sentences as well as links to previous threads on the subject.

    See: grimace and grim

    Please, let me know what is wrong with my question? Is it write in a very poor English? Did you understand it? Workin and worker are words with the same root. So I would like to know is if the words "grim" and "grimace" has the same root.
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