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demeanor


a grave demeanor
  the manner in which a person behaves
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  • a grave demeanor
  • Her calm demeanor belies the inner turmoil.
  • Even in her agitation, Phoebe could not help remarking the calmness of Holgrave’s demeanor.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  House Of Seven Gables
  • He assumed, then, the demeanor of one who knows that he is doomed alone to unwritten responsibilities.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage

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  • "I’m spending the weekend with Johnny Depp," I say, attempting to appear oblivious to her demeanor.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • I expect all of us to maintain our professional demeanor and remember our purpose.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • Their demeanor is relaxed, as if this is business as usual for them.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • ELLEN: So, Lance Nicholas Dunne—can you describe his demeanor for us, Shawna?
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The seriousness of his demeanor both saddened and impressed me, perhaps because it seemed a product of his prematurely hard life.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Surely he could see how furious I still was, but in the seconds that had passed, his demeanor had shifted completely.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One

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  • His demeanor actually threw me for a second.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • His demeanor was still casual, but there was a flicker of tension under it, like a cat readying itself to pounce.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The stranger was broad-shouldered and thick-chested, but his demeanor made him look frail and pathetic.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Grim would be, I suppose, a sobriquet for your grandfather, based on his demeanor.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • And with that, he ceded the stage to Gus, who had the odd combination of preternaturally good looks and a timid, mouselike demeanor.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She looked more or less the same, perhaps due to her old chicken bone charms: long reddish curly hair, a faraway but quizzical expression, and a witchy, mystical demeanor.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The cheerful bounce of Darnell’s hair contrasted with his worried demeanor.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The cap, which she always believed looked goofy on grown men, somehow suited his carefree demeanor.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Nevertheless, he never lost sight of Albert — and when he had drifted to within fifty feet of the sleeping wolf his demeanor changed dramatically.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He struggled for a moment to recapture his calm demeanor.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I should mention now that I am not a physician of any kind, and that I only ran a medical and surgical supply store in town, though for many patrons it came to be regarded as an informal drop-in clinic, the kind of place where people could freely ask questions of someone who was experienced and knowledgeable as well as open and friendly, a demeanor that quite a few doctors, unfortunately, no longer feature these days.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Cinder’s heart stirred, watching as his royal demeanor slid off him.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Even Syed, who wore the grimly cheerful demeanor of someone who had shoehorned the most unlikely candidates into a job, was starting to sound a little weary.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • His demeanor, his accent, his facial structure—I have met him before, just not in modern times.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It wasn’t that he was ugly—in fact, his tanned face was rather pleasant, but there was something nasty about his demeanor, about his obsidian eyes as they shifted and met her own.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Mama’s demeanor changed.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Randy looked away and his confident demeanor faded.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Here he goes again, inducing me into submission by a simple switch in demeanor.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • She’s got her put-on, no-nonsense demeanor in full swing.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • To everybody I met, I flashed the toothy grin, the hearty salutation, and the slaphappy demeanor of someone desperately in need of friendship.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • His fingers were as cold as my own, and it occurred to me for the first time that despite his outwardly cool demeanor, he might be as nervous as I was.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Something about Yousef’s blasť demeanor rubbed off on Alan, and he stopped worrying.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I could almost see the wheels in his head turning, and every bit of his demeanor showed how conflicted he was about what he wanted to do.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Sometimes he followed me into the kitchen, with an oddly supplicant demeanor.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • When we enter the woods again, Cal’s demeanor changes, hardening to something serious.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The second was her bright, confident demeanor.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • When Kyle picked me up for our afternoon at Amie’s Arcade, he looked different from before—he wasn’t dancing and singing or anything, but I thought I noticed some change in his demeanor, like letting go of his secret had lightened him up a hit.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Except: He did not have the quiet demeanor of someone who grew up in Abnegation.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • It was decided that Trudy, despite her mild demeanor, could not be trusted.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Yet when she is asked about migrants, she stops knitting a blue shawl and stiffens; her demeanor turns cold.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The brawny one, the one with the self-satisfied, scornful demeanor, was the leader.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • She has dark brown skin and eyes, but other than that, she’s very like Prim in size and demeanor.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • But there was a new reticence to Khanum Taheri’s demeanor.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Tall and solidly proportioned, he wears wire-rimmed glasses that give him a professorial demeanor.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Alyah was a beautiful child with long, thin fingers, perfectly formed little lips, and for an infant, an improbably serene demeanor.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Thomas sat quietly in anticipation as Minho struggled to stand up, wincing with every move, his whole demeanor just screaming exhaustion.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I found that spending time with Jamie sapped me of the energy to feel hurt by his demeanor.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • And his demeanor didn’t hurt.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Instantly, Colton’s demeanor changed.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • They noticed, they said later, an immediate and friendly change in his demeanor.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
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