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deport
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The Mill on the Floss
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as in: deport herself with dignity Define
behave in a certain manner
  • He was jocose with Tom at table, and corrected his provincialisms and his deportment in the most playful manner; but poor Tom was only the more cowed and confused by this double novelty, for he had never been used to jokes at all like Mr. Stelling’s; and for the first time in his life he had a painful sense that he was all wrong somehow.

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  • She launched into a lecture on deportment and dress at school.
  • The report said he "acted contrary to the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when he knowingly violated recruiting restrictions imposed by the NCAA" and "failed to deport himself with the generally recognized high standard of honesty."

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as in: deport from the U.S. Define
force someone to leave a country
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behave in a certain manner
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