Usage examples for mien

  1. Emma sighed deeply; her mien faltered; she subsided again into her seat by the wall and into tears. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. It was his character ever to assume with others the mien they wore toward him; and the rudeness of the Spaniard made him as hard as iron toward him. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  3. There was no chill formality in his mien as he bent over his young and beautiful hostess. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  4. After which, when the soldiers led her away bound to Alexander, her very mien and gait showed her to be a woman of dignity, and of a mind no less elevated, not betraying the least sign of fear or astonishment. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  5. Toulan read her thoughts in her sad mien, on her throbbing forehead, but his own countenance remained cheerful and bright. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  6. Her abundant fair hair added to the high calm of her mien and it was always arranged in the prevailing fashion. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  7. The Pope in silence, but with troubled mien, Gazed at the Angel's countenance serene; The Emperor, laughing, said, " It is strange sport To keep a mad man for thy Fool at court!" – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. It was the triumph of mien over mere beauty of countenance. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  9. Scarcely had he put them on, when he looked a good head taller, and it was with a noble mien that he strode back to Iole, who could not take her eyes off him, and clapped her hands for joy. – Seven Legends by Gottfried Keller
  10. Tall and thin, of thoughtful mien, he impressed me favorably. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  11. " I waited patiently, very haughty of mien and very fierce at heart, and when the amusement began to fade from his eyes, I begged that he would deliver me his answer. – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  12. When Ambroise and Andree alighted they were at first much surprised to find that everybody had come to meet them, drawn up in a row with solemn mien. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  13. One would judge, from his whole mien and appearance, that noble blood ran in his veins. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  14. But erect And haughty mien they all affect And threatening air- though shades of iron still. – Poems by Victor Hugo
  15. With gracious mien and modest glance she drew near the lad. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  16. That which they saw was not a person, but a strange animal of such fierce mien and hostile intent that they instantly looked to their rifles, knowing that a savage fight was inevitable. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  17. From the glance of his eyes, however, from the tone of his voice, and from his whole mien, there could be seen the deep fervor of his feelings toward Edith; but though the tones were often tremulous with deep feeling, the words that he spoke seldom expressed more than the formulas of politeness. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  18. Her beauteous mien Stagger'd Jove's son, who hovering in the air Fierce burns with love. – The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II by Ovid
  19. He looked straight at Olive as he spoke, no longer careless of mien, but implacable as granite. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell