Notebook, 1993-



Way, Style, Nature, Custom, Quise, Fashion, Mode, Method, Deameanor, Deportment, Air, Bearing, Carriage, Attitude [of behavior or outward aspect - insofar as this is distinctive or indicative] . . . . Accustomed, Characteristic, Customary . . . .

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Manner n. 1. way of doing, being done, or happening; mode of action, occurence, etc. 2. characteristic or customary way of acting or doing. 3. manners, a. the prevailing customs, ways of living, and the like, of a people, class, period, etc. b. ways of behaving with reference to polite standards. 4. a person's characteristic behavior in a social situation. 5. [construed as pl.] kind; sort: all manner of things were happening. 6. characteristic style in art, literaturee, or the like: verses in the manner of Spensor. 7. Obs. a. nature; character. b. guise; fashion. 8. by all manner of means, by all means, certainly. 9. in a manner of speaking, as it were; so to speak. 10. to the manner born, a. accustomed from birth. [ME manere < AF; OF maniere << LL manuaria, fem. of manuarius of. pertaining to the hand] -Syn. 1. method. 2. mode, fashion, style; habit, custom. 4. deameanor, deportment. Manner, Air, Bearing all refer to a person's outward aspect or behavior. Manners applies to a distinctive mode of behavior or social attitude toward others: a gracious manner. Air applies to outward appearance insofar as this is distinctive or indicative: an air of martydom. Bearing applies esp. to carriage: a noble bearing. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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