Definitions of manner

  1. a manner of performance; " a manner of living"; " in the characteristic New York style"; " a way of life"
  2. a kind; " what manner of man are you?"
  3. a way of acting or behaving
  4. how something is done or how it happens; " her dignified manner"; " his rapid manner of talking"; " their nomadic mode of existence"; " in the characteristic New York style"; " a lonely way of life"; " in an abrasive fashion"
  5. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
  6. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.
  7. Customary method of acting; habit.
  8. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well- bred carriage and address.
  9. The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  10. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.
  11. Sort; kind; style; - in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds.
  12. Method; mode of action; habit; a way of acting; custom; sort; kind; species; aspect; style; fashion.
  13. Mode of action: way of performing anything: method: fashion: peculiar deportment: habit: custom: style of writing or thought: sort: style:- pl. morals: behavior: deportment: respectful deportment.
  14. Mode; style; custom; in.
  15. The way of doing anything; habit; method.
  16. Appearance; bearing; mien.
  17. Behavior; politeness.
  18. Ways of acting; morals; behaviour; deportment.
  19. Way of performing anything; method; fashion; style; habit; custom; sort.
  20. Form; method; habit; sort or kind; way of performing or doing; peculiar carriage or deportment. Note.- As applied to art, manner has two quite different significations; in the one, it signifies a peculiarity of habit, and implies a kind of reproach against an artist; in the other, it is the artist's peculiar way of choosing, imagining, and representing his subjects, including what are called his style and handling.

Quotes of manner

  1. The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. – Dean Acheson
  2. Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner – Joseph Addison
  3. I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts, it's also how you say it- that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it. – Alain de Botton
  4. Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them. – James L. Buckley
  5. We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values. – Steve Forbes
  6. The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem. It was about six feet high, the branches came out from the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature. – Robert Fortune
  7. Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be. – Jose Ortega y Gasset
  8. Symptoms, those you believe you recognize, seem to you irrational because you take them in an isolated manner and you want to interpret them directly. – Jacques Lacan
  9. Finally, gentleman, from the considerations above mentioned, as I cannot consistently with my own honor, nor with utility to my country, considering the manner in which Business is transacted here, remain any longer in this chair, I now resign it. – Henry Laurens
  10. He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I helped him bite it. – S. J. Perelman
  11. Rock and roll music- the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms. – Salman Rushdie
  12. Then Christ shall be clothed with all the beauty of the elect as if with a long tunic variously adorned, in which He shall shine as if covered with all manner of precious stones. – Saint Bonaventure Sequoyah
  13. Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature. – Baruch Spinoza
  14. Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress. – Wallace Stevens
  15. The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past. – Jalal Talabani

Usage examples for manner

  1. She was looking beautiful as ever, but there was something quite new in her manner – Black Rock by Ralph Connor
  2. Suppose any one else heard you going on in this manner – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  3. No manner of use. – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child
  4. Miss Barnhelm was a lady; that was evident from her manner – Lola by Owen Davis
  5. That was the manner of our beginning to speak together." – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  6. There was a difference in Coulthurst's manner – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  7. A. Well, you are a thousand times more free than he is; you have a thousand times more power of thinking than he has; but still you are not free in any other manner than your dog is free. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  8. There was something in his manner which instantly won Mr. Rhythm's respect, and which made him ashamed of himself for having laughed. – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  9. Well, it is no use crying about it now; we must, try to get over it, and only think of the best manner in which we may be even with him. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  10. The best sort of husband for an English girl, I've no manner of doubt. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  11. Her eyes were smiling, but her manner was half serious. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  12. He knew that Saul was here; that he was my cousin, and most like that the horses on the Hamilton plantation had been seized, therefore would have been even more dull than I fancied, if he failed to put together the story in such a manner as to convince himself that both Pierre and I were in York for some purpose other than that of curiosity. – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  13. His manner showed no surprise at the situation. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  14. He was surprised, and did not know what to make of Zane's manner – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  15. What manner of one? – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. We are here on trial for another world is the thought that in the past strengthened men to bear all manner of ills, if not with equanimity, at least without exaggerated reaction. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  17. The inspector's manner warned him. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  18. We have known his manner of life, from his youth up. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  19. There were always some behind the Sun, or blocked in some other manner – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  20. His nerves were on edge, and he was badly out of temper as a result of the manner in which Nanteuil had left him. – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France

Rhymes for manner