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Word: demeanor

Definition: behavior; bearing


Sentences Containing 'demeanor'

"Mr. Marcello, you did have the appropriate demeanor in court," United States District Judge James Zagel told Marcello.
"When dis old brack man dies," said the negro slowly, changing his whole air and demeanor, "he hisself won't go nowhere; but some bressed angel will come and fetch him."
Also heavily involved in the event was John Wheelwright, Hutchinson's relative through marriage and a minister with a "vigorous and contentious demeanor".
At the moment whend'Avrigny was returning to Valentine's room, accompanied by Villefort, an Italian priest, of serious demeanor and calm and firm tone, hired for his use the house adjoining the hotel of M. de Villefort.
Augusta Wainright Lockridge was a proud, arrogant, rather patrician woman with a haughty demeanor, an icily acerbic wit, and a fiery temper.
Beginning in the early 70’s with his wife Cindy (similar in style to Richard Linda Thompson) and touring through much of the 1980s and 1990s predominantly as a solo artist. His self-effacing live demeanor could be likened to a "born-again" Loudon Wainwright III The remainder of the 1990s and the start of the following decade saw him develop into an eminent Christian music producer, working with the likes of Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy, Sara Groves and Noel Stookey.
Big Gay Al (speaking voice Matt Stone, singing voice Trey Parker) is a stereotypical homosexual man known for his flamboyant and positive demeanor.
By contrast, Anna was somewhat ashamed of her daughter Eleanor's plainness and even nicknamed Eleanor "Granny", due to her serious demeanor.
Despite her noticeably more violent demeanor, Harley does show mercy and compassion from time to time; she notably stops Poison Ivy from killing Batman, instead convincing her to leave the hero hanging bound and gagged from a large statue.
Despite her usually cold, dominant, and pompous demeanor she has from time to time been helpful and shown some general concern to both Grim and Billy.
He arrived at his usual hour, with a proud look and insolent demeanor; he alighted, passed through the corridors, and entered the house without observing the hesitation of the door keepers or the coolness of his colleagues.
He is of a silent, contemplative demeanor.
He maintained a soft-spoken, unassuming demeanor despite his fame.
His clubhouse demeanor, a simple good-heartedness and friendly manner, helped keep the Pirates loose during a tight divisional race with a surprise sweep of the always powerful Cincinnati Reds in the League Championship Series.
His height, appearance and demeanor are the source of much humor, but despite his huge size, Robert is a very skilled dancer.
In contrast to Mizanin's usually placid demeanor, The Miz was angry, combative, and headstrong.
In the comic series, Carol is displayed much younger, and exhibits a neurotic, sarcastic, and naive demeanor.
It did not hunt wild boar or alligators, as its size, strength, and demeanor can disprove easily.
Monte Cristo on the contrary, preserved a graceful suavity of demeanor, aided by a certain degree of simplicity he could assume at pleasure, and thus possessed the advantage.
On December 3, 2010 Kayode knocked out American Edward Charles Perry on a Showtime boxing card. Kayode showed a much more relaxed demeanor in the ring than in his previous appearances.
Once in France, Doyle is met by Inspector Henri Barthélémy (Bernard Fresson), who resents his rude and crude crimefighting demeanor.
Police reports reveal he had purchased a Glock pistol at a Sportsman's Warehouse store, after passing the required FBI background check, less than six weeks before and attempted to buy additional ammunition for the pistol at a Walmart on the morning of the shooting, but the clerk refused to sell it to him based on his appearance and demeanor.
Reno. In "Before Crisis", Reno is the main focus of the "Special Episode of Reno", in which he is trapped in an elevator shaft. He also make a brief appearance in "Last Order", where he appears with the "Before Crisis" Turks, and notes Tseng's serious demeanor.
Sann was very popular with his quiet, humble demeanor and engaging personality.
The betrothed had retired, as we said, with haughty air, disdainful lip, and the demeanor of an outraged queen, followed by her companion, who was paler and more disturbed than herself.
The Book of Poetry says, ‘The virtuous Noble Person, his demeanor has no faults.’” 10.
The Count of Monte Cristo entered the adjoining room, which Baptistin had designated as the drawing room, and found there a young man, of graceful demeanor and elegant appearance, who had arrived in a cab about half an hour previously.
The Misfits had a Jewish secretary that could be comparable in demeanor and dialogue to the Ghostbuster's character Janine Melnitz.
The other, whom at that time I did not so much spare as since I wish I had, for that, as I have moderated the heat of living writers and might have used my own discretion (especially in such a case, the author being dead), that I did not I am as sorry as if the original fault had been my fault, because myself have seen his demeanor no less civil than he excellent in the quality he professes.
The surprise casting initially shocked Hollywood, but showed that Pitts could draw tears with her doleful demeanor as well as laughs.
Thus the Genoese, subtle as he was, was duped by Edmond, in whose favor his mild demeanor, his nautical skill, and his admirable dissimulation, pleaded.
Tong Shan, a former friend and classmate of Loughner's, recalled observing significant changes in his attitude and demeanor a year prior to the shooting.
Wheelwright was steadfast in his demeanor, but was not sentenced as the court adjourned for the evening.
When she arrives home, Charlotte's family is stunned by the dramatic changes in her appearance and demeanor.
Williams syndrome (WS or WBS; also Williams–Beuren syndrome or WBS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a distinctive, "elfin" facial appearance, along with a low nasal bridge, an unusually cheerful demeanor and ease with strangers; developmental delay coupled with strong language skills; and cardiovascular problems, such as supravalvular aortic stenosis and transient hypercalcaemia.
With a characteristic dry demeanor, Giles explains that he overheard the information about Sunnydale residents spontaneously combusting as he was eavesdropping upon the police taking "witness arias".
[http://www.boblassiterairchecks.com/wfla/wfla080296.mp3] On the other hand, despite his unsparingly caustic demeanor and complete frankness, radio with Lassiter was in many respects a kind of free-for-all.

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