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demeanor

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Definition the manner in which a person behaves

Much more rarely, the verb form may be used as a synonym for behave as in: "Try to demean yourself with dignity."
  • 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
  • I expect all of us to maintain our professional demeanor and remember our purpose.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • I found the Blue Boar in possession of the intelligence, and I found that it made a great change in the Boar's demeanour.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use demeanor.)
  • But he had built round him such a fence of sanctity, and occupied the space with such a demeanour of majesty that an earwig in his milk was a monster.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use demeanor.)
  • I found that spending time with Jamie sapped me of the energy to feel hurt by his demeanor.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Here Squealer's demeanour suddenly changed.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use demeanor.)
  • Despite his demeanor, he actually does care too much for Carlisle to stand with the Volturi.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • These are my fears, and these fears I found upon your own demeanour.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use demeanor.)
  • The thought of her on Pilgrim, whose calmer demeanor he didn't quite trust, was downright scary.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Edward, of course, wavered in his demeanour, What else could he do?
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use demeanor.)
  • July soon returned to work, but his demeanor had not greatly improved.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Despite their different races and nationalities, they all shared a common calm demeanor.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • They watched the result with increasing interest, but with a coldness of demeanour that concealed the nature of their inquietude.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use demeanor.)
  • He has the demeanor of a psychoanalyst, watchful and impassive, and his ability to transform his face so easily and quickly was astonishing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He himself could not help wondering at the calm of his demeanour, and for a moment felt keenly the terrible pleasure of a double life.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use demeanor.)
  • 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
  • There was more of respect in his demeanor than admiration.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest

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