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demeanor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n demeanor (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Demeanor Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien. "His demeanor was singularly pleasing.""The men, as usual, liked her artless kindness and simple refined demeanor ."
    • Demeanor Management; treatment; conduct. "God commits the managing so great a trust . . . wholly to the demeanor of every grown man."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demeanor Conduct; management; treatment.
    • n demeanor Behavior; carriage; bearing; deportment: as, decent demeanor; sad demeanor.
    • n demeanor Synonyms Conduct, Deportment, etc. (see behavior), manner, mien, bearing, air.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For demeanure, fr. demean,. See Demean (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

In fine, taking figure, physiognomy, and demeanor together, he was attractive.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Her commander found his prisoner in possession of his own cabin, and, though grave if not sad in demeanor, perfectly self-possessed.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
Unfaltering in her respectful demeanor toward me was Mrs. Clayton from the time of the little scene I have recently described.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
He was inexpensively, but neatly, dressed, and, while somewhat diffident, was courteous, affable, and respectful in demeanor.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Mr. Chase's ideal of a statesman had outlines of imposing dignity which Mr. Lincoln's simple demeanor did not fill out.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
Yet the intenseness of the inner spirit, in its look ahead, is shown in His face, His demeanor.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
The cousin's dress might, at need, have explained this free-and-easy demeanor.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
Was that the man's natural demeanor?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 87, March, 1875" by Various
He stifles his raucous cry, he puts on a shy, timid and yet friendly demeanor.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
His demeanor is worth any price to see.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
The language and demeanor of Mr Bellamy seemed decisive of his intentions.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV." by Various
Crane was in President Castle's office, and his demeanor was that of a man who has heard disquieting news.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
Even in a flash one would notice an air of dignity in their demeanor.
"The Captain's Toll-Gate" by Frank R. Stockton
I could not help being puzzled at her demeanor.
"The Lost Ambassador" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A pleasing demeanor is often the scales by which the pagan weighs the Christian.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
It supplies a name for a special phase of feminine demeanor, inevitably brought out of modern womanhood.
"Women and the Alphabet" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
What was his demeanor in danger?
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
Henri still preserved his respectful demeanor, but she could not do otherwise than see the passion burning in his face.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
From what I have seen of his conduct and demeanor, I cheerfully join in the petition for his relief.
"The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C." by Lunsford Lane
Corkey has regarded this demeanor as a political wile.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
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In poetry:

No more, as we have seen her,
The light and life of home,
Of christian-like demeanor,
Which ever brightly shone:
"On The Death Of Miss Eleanora Henderson" by David John Scott
Odds fish! These fellows hitherto
Wore no demeanor critical;
But, cap in hand, have sought my view
On all affairs political.
"The Dictator" by C J Dennis
As in sleeping-drink spices
softly she loosens in the liquid-clear
mirror her fatigued demeanor;
and she puts her smile deep inside.
"Lady At A Mirror" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Look how the same possibilities
unfold in their opposite demeanors,
as though one saw different ages
passing through two identical rooms.
"The Sisters" by Rainer Maria Rilke
I saw her for a moment,
Her presence haunts me yet,
In oft-recurring visions
Of grace and gladness met
That marked the sweet demeanor
Of dainty Margaret.
"Margaret" by Hattie Howard
Take this Sea, whose diapason knells
On scrolls of silver snowy sentences,
The sceptred terror of whose sessions rends
As her demeanors motion well or ill,
All but the pieties of lovers' hands.
"Voyages II" by Harold Hart Crane

In news:

Michigan State's Tom Izzo wants Russell Byrd to improve demeanor, shot selection.
The Cubs have been impressed with Anthony Rizzo's demeanor .
Frenship golfer's demeanor sets him apart.
How youthful-looking workers can polish their appearance and demeanor .
Mourdock's Demeanor Masks Conservative Fervor.
Jason Garrett likes Cowboys' demeanor .
Redskins' Erik Cook brings comedic demeanor to job on reconfigured offensive line.
Demeanor of rape suspect surprises detectives.
Behind Analyst's Cool Demeanor, Deep Anxiety Over American Policy.
Getting All Worked Up Over Deposition Demeanor .
Best Food in a Tough Location: Serene demeanor and heady snacks will overcome.
How important is your demeanor, or general behavior, during a job interview.
00 AM on 11/26, issued at 2:39 AM Alma, GA Baxley, GA Blackshear, GA Bristol, GA. How important is your demeanor, or general behavior, during a job interview.
Getting All Worked Up Over Deposition Demeanor.
Rice's demeanor raises questions on diplomacy .
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In science:

Claudio Cesar contributed a contagious creativity to the experiment, and a fun demeanor to life in the lab.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
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