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mannerism
used in Lucky by Sebold

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Definition
an unusual behavioral trait
The exact meaning of mannerism can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "a distinctive mannerism" — an unusual behavioral trait such as rubbing the chin while listening to someone
  • "a nervous mannerism" — a distinctive gesture such as thumb twiddling or something else done with hands, body, or voice
  • "an affected mannerism" — an attempt to make an impression by speaking, dressing, behaving, or doing things in an exaggerated or unnatural way
  • 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.
    Chapter Eleven (76% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter Eleven (76% in)

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