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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. 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"
  4. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
  5. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.
  6. Customary method of acting; habit.
  7. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well- bred carriage and address.
  8. The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  9. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.
  10. Method; mode of action; habit; a way of acting; custom; sort; kind; species; aspect; style; fashion.
  11. 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.
  12. Mode; style; custom; in.
  13. The way of doing anything; habit; method.
  14. Appearance; bearing; mien.
  15. Behavior; politeness.
  16. Ways of acting; morals; behaviour; deportment.
  17. Way of performing anything; method; fashion; style; habit; custom; sort.
  18. 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.

Usage examples for manner

  1. Suppose any one else heard you going on in this manner! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  2. 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
  3. She was looking beautiful as ever, but there was something quite new in her manner. – Black Rock by Ralph Connor
  4. There were always some behind the Sun, or blocked in some other manner. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  5. No manner of use. – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child
  6. What manner of one? – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. 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
  8. There was a difference in Coulthurst's manner. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  9. We have known his manner of life, from his youth up. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  10. 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
  11. Miss Barnhelm was a lady; that was evident from her manner. – Lola by Owen Davis
  12. The best sort of husband for an English girl, I've no manner of doubt. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  13. That was the manner of our beginning to speak together." – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  14. Her eyes were smiling, but her manner was half serious. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. His manner showed no surprise at the situation. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The inspector's manner warned him. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  19. 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
  20. 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
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