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  • You learn to pick up on mannerisms, or looks that last just a little too long.†   (source)
  • Upline is a Krio word mostly used in Freetown to refer to the backwardness of the inner country, its inhabitants, and their mannerisms.†   (source)
  • There was, incidentally, something I noticed about these veteran couples at the Cottages—something Ruth, for all her close study of them, failed to spot—and this was how so many of their mannerisms were copied from the television.†   (source)
  • Peter ran a hand through his thick head of silver hair, a nervous mannerism shared by Katherine.†   (source)
  • You've borne my guff and my wisecracks and my annoying mannerisms much better than I have any right to expect.†   (source)
  • Her every mannerism represented grace.†   (source)
  • In fact, the hardest moments for kids on the Fugees came when they were expected to be entirely one or the other: when their parents pressured them to dress and speak the way children did in the old country, or when the American kids at school mocked them for their accents, strange mannerisms, and unfamiliarity with American customs.†   (source)
  • What a curious speech mannerism they have here.†   (source)
  • He would rant about things that didn't make sense, and his mannerisms were strange.†   (source)
  • That mannerism of his was exaggerated in the dance.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Richardson, the office secretary and a very down-to-earth person, had acquired overnight a dainty lot of whispery, tiptoe mannerisms, and the men she served, the sheriff and his staff, Dewey and the imported team of K.B.I. agents, crept about conversing in hushed tones.†   (source)
  • His mannerisms are unusually stiff, as befitting a man speaking before such a massive audience for the first time.†   (source)
  • My sister, chameleonlike, would change her voice or hair overnight to match the mannerisms of whoever was next.†   (source)
  • The reason why I said that I had a feeling at that point was because I had only seen his back and his mannerisms at that point.†   (source)
  • Ay-oo-tow And we laughed because on some level he was making fun of the old country and the old mannerisms.†   (source)
  • A mannerism?†   (source)
  • It was early October when Daniel first entered our home, a gangly, towheaded boy with rough country mannerisms and a shyness I hadn't anticipated.†   (source)
  • I wonder, sometimes, if I would have seen anything of myself in him, in his face, in his mannerisms.†   (source)
  • The ex-footballer who had once craved some of Leo Ryan's "boards" for his football pants now adapted some of Mike's mannerisms: Like Mike, he wore his helmet cocked to one side.†   (source)
  • Dr. Finch had drunk so long and so deep of his heady brew that his being was shot through with curious mannerisms and odd exclamations.†   (source)
  • The last of the Dragonships resembled an elaborate Chinese junk, which was in line with the elegant mannerisms of the Goblin King and his entourage.†   (source)
  • Eragon took a minute to collect himself and consider everything he knew about Arya: her likes and dislikes, her habits and mannerisms, the important events of her life, what she feared and what she hoped for, and most importantly, her underlying temperament—that which dictated her approach to life ....and to fighting.†   (source)
  • With that she clutched at her heart, a mannerism she uses only in the most engaging of expressions.†   (source)
  • Smees were doppelgangers extraordinaire, creatures capable of mimicking not only another being's shape, but also its mannerisms, speech, and aura.†   (source)
  • How useless then sexual mannerisms, how dangerous.†   (source)
  • These were mannerisms appropriate only to dualistic reason.†   (source)
  • Kemp illustrated the tactics of the powerful town of Targos in his own mannerisms.†   (source)
  • He has the mannerisms and appeal of all great leaders.†   (source)
  • Mannerisms of mind.†   (source)
  • "For the last time, now," Alessandro said severely, "by the way someone carries himself, the way he sits or moves in a group, by dress, mannerisms, colors, textures, equipment relics, the making of a fire, the tying of a knot...For example, when someone who has been in the army for a while is addressed, he becomes slightly stiff, as you are now.†   (source)
  • His voice had no conspicuous actor's mannerisms, but it was rather excessively vibrant; it "carried" implacably when he had no interest in controlling it.†   (source)
  • The school has adopted many of the odd, quirky mannerisms of Charleston itself, an osmotic, subterranean effect, and each has shaped the other, magnified the other's flaws, reinforced the other's strengths.†   (source)
  • Eleanor looked more like my dad and I look more like Mom, but she and Mom had the same gestures, same mannerisms, so everyone always said, "Oh my God, she looks just like you."†   (source)
  • ...Had to let you know I'd figured you out, though ...It wasn't any particular mannerism, any simple thing you said ...just your general style, thinking, talking, the electronics, everything, after I got more and more bothered by the familiarity, after I checked you on petrochem, and marine bio, Wish I knew what you'd really been up to all these years ...Never know now.†   (source)
  • And Metty could match him; Metty had absorbed many of the intonations of the local language, and the mannerisms that went with the language.†   (source)
  • Had his political philosophy been more popular, his personal mannerisms would still have made close alliances difficult.†   (source)
  • Greco was influenced both by Mannerism and the painting of icons.
  • To Thomas, everyone's actions and mannerisms seemed ...exaggerated.†   (source)
  • Not so much in your appearance, but in your mannerisms.†   (source)
  • Forms and mannerisms...hated by the best, loved by the worst.†   (source)
  • Regis sensed that the mannerisms of the closing man weren't quite right.†   (source)
  • It was just a guess, based upon some of your mannerisms of speech and gesture which I remembered.†   (source)
  • I had a feeling, because of his build and mannerisms on the first time, when I saw him from the back, but since I had then not seen his face at that time, I was not sure.†   (source)
  • He envisioned Astaroth's ever-present, masklike smile and wondered if it was a sort of ingrained mannerism that stemmed from his early interactions with people: Humans do this to put other humans at ease and be welcomed.†   (source)
  • And possibly a film, you're not likely to forget this, that will be riddled with mannerisms whatever the level of seriousness.†   (source)
  • But at that moment, I was seeing my brother anew: the large rounded forehead, the curls that piled up on his head, threatening to fall forward and obscure his sight, the equanimity around the brow and eyes, and his mannerism of putting his finger alongside his cheek just like the Nehru portrait on our wall at home.†   (source)
  • We made fun of every little thing—each other's facial expressions and mannerisms, the way Jorge didn't really answer the only question Matt Lauer asked him.†   (source)
  • He didn't have any of Jackson's public charm or private temper, mannerisms that seemed to singlehandedly carry the country through eight years of prosperity.†   (source)
  • The style of the letter, I'm told, bears a considerably more than passing resemblance to the style, or written mannerisms, of this narrator, and the general reader will no doubt jump to the heady conclusion that the writer of the letter and I are one and the same person.†   (source)
  • Poor rhetoric, once "learning" itself, now becomes reduced to the teaching of mannerisms and forms, Aristotelian forms, for writing, as if these mattered.†   (source)
  • Smiling in relief, and also at the mannerisms of the everamazing dwarf, Drizzt managed to wriggle out from under the monster while Bruenor worked to free his axe from the thick skull.†   (source)
  • In this character he liked to wear the blazer with the Semper Aliquid Novi motto; no doubt he felt it helped him carry off the mannerisms he had picked up from some of his European teachers.†   (source)
  • Two men of integrity—both Republicans, both Midwesterners, but wholly dissimilar in their political philosophies and personal mannerisms—best illustrate the impact of the twentieth century upon the Senate as a whole and the atmosphere of political courage in particular.†   (source)
  • He has the salesman's mannerisms of speech, an easy flow of glib, persuasive convincingness.†   (source)
  • From that face squinted and still behind the curling smoke from the cigarette which was not touched once with hand until it burned down and was spat out and ground beneath a heel, Joe was to acquire one of his own mannerisms.†   (source)
  • Not only any actual misdemeanor, but any eccentricity, however small, any change of habits, any nervous mannerism that could possibly be the symptom of an inner struggle, is certain to be detected.†   (source)
  • Many of their mannerisms, pronunciations, and turns of speech had been consciously copied from white Communists whom they had recently met.†   (source)
  • and hence never missed, but my father's, out of the shadow of whose absence my spirit's posthumeity has never escaped; —at what moment thinking, watching the eagerness which was without abjectness, the humility which surrendered no pride—the entire proffering of the spirit of which the unconscious aping of clothes and speech and mannerisms was but the shell—thinking what cannot I do with this willing flesh and bone if I wish; this flesh and bone and spirit which stemmed from the same source that mine did, but which sprang in quiet peace and contentment and ran in steady even though monotonous sunlight, where that which he bequeathed me sprang in hatred and outrage and unforgivin†   (source)
  • "Comrades" became "cumrrrades," and "distribute," which they had known how to pronounce all their lives, was twisted into "distrrribuuute," with the accent on the last instead of the second syllable, a mannerism which they copied from Polish Communist immigrants who did not know how to pronounce the word.†   (source)
  • His mannerisms stamped him as a man who had a correct sense of his personal superiority.†   (source)
  • An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.†   (source)
  • I was surprised, and joyfully, that she was so much the woman, and the display of each trait and mannerism that was characteristically feminine gave me keener joy.†   (source)
  • Mentally, the likeness between them, as Newland was aware, was less complete than their identical mannerisms often made it appear.†   (source)
  • But, as a matter of fact, we each derived a certain amount of satisfaction from the mannerism, being still at the age in which one believes that one gives a thing real existence by giving it a name.†   (source)
  • Clyde, being not a little overawed by her spirit and mannerisms, was at a loss what else to say for the moment, but he need not have worried—her chief interest in life was herself.†   (source)
  • The royal governor of Patusan had bizarre mannerisms, and one of them was to introduce boastful rhapsodies into every arduous discussion, when, getting gradually excited, he would end by flying off his perch with a kriss in his hand.†   (source)
  • What Anderson employs here is a stylized version of the American language, sometimes rising to quite formal rhetorical patterns and sometimes sinking to a self-conscious mannerism.†   (source)
  • He was of that lower secretarial type who at forty have engraved upon their business cards: "Assistant to the President," and without a sigh consecrate the rest of their lives to second-hand mannerisms.†   (source)
  • Of course, he has all his father's mannerisms, and it is quite possible that he, too, may be a Socialist.†   (source)
  • The poor lady sang Killarney in a bodiless gasping voice, with all the old-fashioned mannerisms of intonation and pronunciation which she believed lent elegance to her singing.†   (source)
  • And he told himself by way of excuse for his mannerisms that he was merely accepting himself at the value that others placed upon him and all those who, like himself, were successful.†   (source)
  • At the moment when she wished to be thought the very antithesis of her father, what she at once suggested to me were the mannerisms, in thought and speech, of the poor old music-master.†   (source)
  • The maltster cleared his throat in an exaggerated form for emphasis, and elongating his gaze to the remotest point of the ashpit, said, in the slow speech justifiable when the importance of a subject is so generally felt that any mannerism must be tolerated in getting at it, "Well, I don't mind the year I were born in, but perhaps I can reckon up the places I've lived at, and so get it that way.†   (source)
  • That Mr. Farfrae "walked with that bankrupt Henchard's step-daughter, of all women," became a common topic in the town, the simple perambulating term being used hereabout to signify a wooing; and the nineteen superior young ladies of Casterbridge, who had each looked upon herself as the only woman capable of making the merchant Councilman happy, indignantly left off going to the church Farfrae attended, left off conscious mannerisms, left off putting him in their prayers at night amongst their blood relations; in short, reverted to their normal courses.†   (source)
  • Nothing can be more dangerous for the fame of a professor of the fine arts, than to permit (if he can possibly prevent it) the character of a mannerist to be attached to him, or that he should be supposed capable of success only in a particular and limited style.†   (source)
  • But Shakspeare has no peculiarity, no importunate topic; but all is duly given; no veins, no curiosities: no cow-painter, no bird-fancier, no mannerist is he: he has no discoverable egotism: the great he tells greatly; the small, subordinately.†   (source)
  • It tore me to think of Frank, to recall his face and voice, his mannerisms, his style of lovemaking.†   (source)
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