I passed it as negligently as I did the pollard willow opposite to it: I had no presentiment of what it would be to me; no inward warning that the arbitress of my life — my genius for good or evil — waited there in humble guise.
There are no more uses of "guise" in the book.
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Under the guise of friendship he betrayed them.
the text of the Constitution has frequently been rewritten by the Supreme Court in the guise of interpretation.
Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy -- Richard A. Posner