Notebook, 1993-



Model, Position, Assume, Make, Behave, Sit . . . . . Stop, Hold . . . . A Depiction . . . . A Pretense, Affectation, False Manner or Appearance . . . . State, Propound . . . . Put To

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Pose v.i. 1. to assume or hold a physical attitude, as for an artistic purpose. 2. to make a pretense of being what one is not: to pose as a friend. 3. to behave in an affected manner. -v.t. 4. to cause to assume a fixed position in order to be depicted. 5. to state or propound: to pose a problem. -n. 6. a fixed position assumed in posing. 7. an affected or false appearance or manner. [ME < MF pose(r) < LL pausáre to lay down (a sense due to confusion with L pónere to place, put), L: to halt, stop < pausa a PAUSE] -Syn. 1. sit, model. 6. see position.

2 Pose v.t. to embarrass or baffle, as by a difficult question or problem [aph. var. of obs. appose, var. of OPPOSE, used in sense of L appónere to put to]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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