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deport -- as in: deport herself with dignity
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as in: deport herself with dignity Define
behave in a certain manner
  • 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."
  • A soldier amongst civilians is responsible for deporting herself with greater calm and wisdom than her unarmed counterparts.
  • deporting himself so beautifully
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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  • Her father, a Colonel of the old school, had been particular about deportment.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • The point is, have you or have you not the bearing and deportment of a lady?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • And what about this Son’s deportment?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • With almost a serene deportment, therefore, Hester Prynne passed through this portion of her ordeal, and came to a sort of scaffold, at the western extremity of the market-place.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • His deportment had now for some weeks been more uniform towards me than at the first.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Aunt Alexandra’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father’s lonely life.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • He snarled softly up at the thing of fear, watching keenly the deportment of the hands.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Without seeming to hesitate, he walked into the lodge, and took his seat with a gravity that accorded admirably with the deportment of his hosts.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow: if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Marilla had almost begun to despair of ever fashioning this waif of the world into her model little girl of demure manners and prim deportment.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • She got through her lessons as well as she could, and managed to escape reprimands by being a model of deportment.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • When, after examining the mother, in whose countenance and deportment she soon found some resemblance of Mr. Darcy, she turned her eyes on the daughter, she could almost have joined in Maria’s astonishment at her being so thin and so small.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • His deportment would have been fierce in a butcher or a brandy-merchant.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The strange figure he presented filled Don Fernando and the rest with amazement as they contemplated his lean yellow face half a league long, his armour of all sorts, and the solemnity of his deportment.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • His features are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip and arched nose, his complexion olive, his countenance erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, all his motions graceful, and his deportment majestic.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The serious people who took him seriously never felt quite sure of his deportment; they were somehow aware that trusting their reputations for judgment with him was like furnishing a nursery with egg-shell china.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • What a young miss could do and what she could not do were as different as black and white in Mammy’s mind; there was no middle ground of deportment between.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Mr. Chitling was older in years than the Dodger: having perhaps numbered eighteen winters; but there was a degree of deference in his deportment towards that young gentleman which seemed to indicate that he felt himself conscious of a slight inferiority in point of genius and professional aquirements.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • But his brutal deportment broke down when he saw Pietro Crespi’s eyes grow moist.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • My dear Mr. Emerson: The bearer of this letter is a former student of ours (I say former because he shall never, under any circumstances, be enrolled as a student here again) who has been expelled for a most serious defection from our strictest rules of deportment.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • "I shall not fly the trial," said the yeoman, with the composure which marked his whole deportment.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • But with all his failings, and the annoyances he caused me, Nippers, like his compatriot Turkey, was a very useful man to me; wrote a neat, swift hand; and, when he chose, was not deficient in a gentlemanly sort of deportment.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • This evening it was not I observed it, but judging by the impression made on the company, everyone observed that your conduct and deportment were not altogether what could be desired.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • For the first time in my life I was in a place where I was treated according to my deportment, without reference to my complexion.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • It was overpoweringly ridiculous,—we must honestly confess it,—the deportment of the maiden lady while setting her shop in order for the public eye.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Seated, with her needlework or netting apparatus, at the window, she had a selflaudatory sense of correcting, by her ladylike deportment, the rude business aspect of the place.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • She was a teacher of deportment and civics in the public schools, and she lived on her salary in a rented flat in the motley Sweethearts’ Mews in the old Gethsemane District.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I shall direct your lessons in deportment.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Sometimes it was Miss Helene’s hair and sometimes Miss Germaine’s impeccable deportment, and sometimes it was the care Miss Louise took of her beautiful teeth.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Mr Denis J Maginni, professor of dancing &c, in silk hat, slate frockcoat with silk facings, white kerchief tie, tight lavender trousers, canary gloves and pointed patent boots, walking with grave deportment most respectfully took the curbstone as he passed lady Maxwell at the corner of Dignam’s court.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Day after day, as I walked the streets of Vanity, my manners and deportment became more and more like those of the inhabitants.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • She was prone to errors of deportment—in moments of abstraction she tended to shift her weight onto one foot in a way that particularly enraged her superior.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • As trifling departures from habitual deportment oftener strike the imagination than more important changes, Hetty perceived the circumstances, and wondered at them in her own simple way.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Indeed, her conversation was so pure, her looks so sage, and her whole deportment so grave and solemn, that she seemed to deserve the name of saint equally with her namesake, or with any other female in the Roman kalendar.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Miss Bertram’s attention and opinion was evidently his chief aim; and though her deportment showed rather conscious superiority than any solicitude to oblige him, the mention of Sotherton Court, and the ideas attached to it, gave her a feeling of complacency, which prevented her from being very ungracious.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • 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.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • That hard fineness came out in her deportment during the first hours of her return from America, under circumstances in which it might have seemed that her first act would have been to exchange greetings with her husband and son.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Giovanni had not considered with himself what should be his deportment; whether he should apologize for his intrusion into the garden, or assume that he was there with the privity at least, if not by the desire, of Dr. Rappaccini or his daughter; but Beatrice’s manner placed him at his ease, though leaving him still in doubt by what agency he had gained admittance.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • In the temples the two sexes are separated, the men go to the right hand, and the women to the left; and the males and females all place themselves before the head and master or mistress of the family to which they belong, so that those who have the government of them at home may see their deportment in public.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • …holds out his hand to the unknown youth who is being introduced to him, and when he bows discreetly before the Ambassador to whom he is being introduced, had gradually pervaded, without his being conscious of it, the whole of Swann’s social deportment, so that in the company of people of a lower grade than his own, such as the Verdurins and their friends, he instinctively shewed an assiduity, and made overtures with which, by their account, any of their ’bores’ would have dispensed.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Newman wondered very much what could have occasioned this altered behaviour on the part of the collector; but, philosophically reflecting that he would most likely know, sooner or later, and that he could perfectly afford to wait, he was very little disturbed by the singularity of the old gentleman’s deportment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Shefford remembered her and could not see any change in her deportment.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • His social deportment was no less satisfactory.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Maximum of ten points each for individual style, deportment, rhythm and general appearance.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • Note, sirs, my deportment.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • They are easy in their deportment, eloquent in their speech, their voices soft and musical, and their attitude pleasing.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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as in: deport from the U.S. Define
force someone to leave a country
as in: deport herself with dignity Define
behave in a certain manner
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