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Definitiona deceptive outward appearance
or more rarely:
any outward appearance — especially one that is new or clever
- I expressed a wish to visit England, but concealing the true reasons of this request, I clothed my desires under a guise which excited no suspicion, while I urged my desire with an earnestness that easily induced my father to comply.Chapter 18 (38% in)
- The immense mountains and precipices that overhung me on every side, the sound of the river raging among the rocks, and the dashing of the waterfalls around spoke of a power mighty as Omnipotence—and I ceased to fear or to bend before any being less almighty than that which had created and ruled the elements, here displayed in their most terrific guise.Chapter 9 (81% in)
There are no more uses of "guise" in Frankenstein.
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