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Chris -- 2018-04-11
Got a kick out of this one:
[She is:] The woman who makes him awaken with a large beam on his face every evening.
After a drive of a couple of kilometres though, he stopped the car and deposited us in front of a large concrete edifice with a large beam on his face.
A high childish voice exclaimed as she looked at the little boy coming through the door with a large beam on his face, she nodded slowly as she stared at the kid
Calypso splashed and leaped through the water with a large beam on her face.
Beam = ’wide smile’ of course exists (though it is missing from some fairly complete dictionary definitions), but neither it nor “(light) beam” fits this context. The first example sounds rather torturous.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .