Definition: assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
Definition: assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
Sentences Containing 'posture'
``Well then, I'll tell you,''said Stryver, coming slowly into a sitting posture.
I came to a sitting posture in an instant, with my kidneys in my throat and my hair on end.
The passageway sloped in a gentle descent, enlarging as they proceeded; still Franz and the count were compelled to advance in a stooping posture, and were scarcely able to proceed abreast of one another.
The brigadier had put his eye to the keyhole, and had discovered Andrea in a posture of entreaty.
Thou must use thyself also to keep thy body fixed and steady; free from all loose fluctuant either motion, or posture.
And so for shame, if accordingly thou shalt consider it, every particular motion and posture by itself: and so for the wrestler's exercise too.
She writhed into some new posture constantly: stiffening her arms, twisting them before her face, as though to shut out from her eyes the little light there was, and drooping her head, as if it were heavy with insupportable recollections.
I heard a confused noise about me; but in the posture I lay, could see nothing except the sky.
It appeared that he understood me well enough, for he shook his head by way of disapprobation, and held his hand in a posture to show that I must be carried as a prisoner.
I then put myself in the most supplicating posture, and spoke in the humblest accent, but received no answer.
They had no tails, nor any hair at all on their buttocks, except about the anus, which, I presume, nature had placed there to defend them as they sat on the ground, for this posture they used, as well as lying down, and often stood on their hind feet.
At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.
Nimble as a cat, Tashtego mounts aloft; and without altering his erect posture, runs straight out upon the overhanging mainyard-arm, to the part where it exactly projects over the hoisted Tun.
So, swinging his seated form to the roll of the ship, and with his astrological-looking instrument placed to his eye, he remained in that posture for some moments to catch the precise instant when the sun should gain its precise meridian.
Stalin strongly desired to seize the initiative and attack the German forces, but was convinced by his senior commanders to take an initial defensive posture and allow the Germans to weaken themselves in attacking prepared positions.
This inactivity and defensive posture led to Abd al-Malik dispatching an expedition to take Carthage which fell in 697.
Cry-Baby is blamed for the fight and sent to a penitentiary, outraging all his friends and even Allison's grandmother, who is impressed by Cry-Baby's posture, manners, and musical talent.
Mediums are known for employing a technique called cold reading and obtain information from the sitter's behavior, clothing, posture, and jewellery.
The fundamental attack, however, is not shomen uchi, it is an opposite posture single hand grab.
Her posture is characterized by a slight forward tilt, and hence, she is known affectionately as the "Geperudeta" (hunchback) of Valencia.
Reagan's posture towards the Sandinista government was highly controversial. His Administration definitely circumvented the Boland Amendment, although it is not clear what he personally knew and ordered, and what was done in his name by White House staff and the then-DCI, William Casey.
Kouroi are beardless, take a formulaic advancing posture, and are most often nude.
Their posture, with the neck stretched out, tells the male that they are available for courtship.
The Cobra-enraged in defensive posture, is the famous pharaonic Uraeus, (portrayed with Gardiner's nos.
This lack of coordination between the LF and the government was due to the deep distrust that LF senior commanders felt towards President Amin Gemayel, its political moderate posture and friendly relations with Muslim and Palestinian leaders.
As both amateurs and professionals, Bechke and Petrov were known for their exquisite posture and lines, inventive moves (such as the "Impossible" death spiral), great unison and proximity on their jumps and side-by-side spins, as well as many difficult and intricate lift sequences.
No sign of a coffin was found; the body's posture suggested it had not been put in a shroud, but been hurriedly dumped into the grave and buried.
The placement of the body is very similar as is its twisting posture.
There are also many objects of art such as a carved Buddha image gilded with gold leaf on black lacquer in the forgiving posture of the Lan Chang style.
Phu Khok Ngio Buddha statue (พระใหญ่ภูคกงิ้ว) It is a walking Buddha image in the blessing posture, cast of fibre and golden resin combined.
Mahoran cave (ถ้ำมโหฬาร) It is a large cave whose entrance enshrines a Buddha image in subduing Mara posture.
When threatened or disturbed, the puffadder shyshark adopts a characteristic posture in which it curls into a ring and covers its eyes with its tail; this reaction is the basis for the common names "shyshark" and "doughnut", and is likely meant to make the shark harder for a predator to swallow.
When the female and chicks pick up the sounds of his approach, they reciprocate, and by this means the male can find his family even when they have moved away from the nest. On his arrival he assumes an upright posture and raises his wings, displaying the wet belly feathers.
Intel AMT can embed network security credentials in the hardware, via the Intel AMT Embedded Trust Agent and an AMT posture plug-in.
The plug-in collects security posture information, such as firmware configuration and security parameters from third-party software (such as antivirus software and antispyware), BIOS, and protected memory.
Because AMT has an out-of-band communication channel, AMT can present the PC's security posture to the network even if the PC's OS or security software is compromised.
If the security posture is not correct, a system administrator can push an update OOB (via Intel AMT) or reinstall critical security software before letting the PC access the network.
The oldest son, Walt, is theoretically Mom's second in command, the tallest and best built of the brothers with the best posture, and occasionally strikes his brothers.
Antyllus indicates that at first the player should roll the hoop maintaining an upright posture, but after warming up he can begin to jump and run through the hoop.
The posture of the military has been defensive due to the nature of the strategic threats to Sri Lanka.
The Idol of the Bhagwan in the Padmasana posture is about high.
Another idol of Bhagwan Parshwanatha dating to 12 C AD in the Kayotsarga posture flanked with Daranendra Yaksha and Padmavathi Yakshi is seen at this place.
Large cats who perch in an upright posture when using the litter box may find the interior dimensions too confining.
These sites were established as the Pentagon began to address regional threats primarily in Africa and Latin America following its 2004 global posture review.
The main shrine has the image of the presiding deity Sundararaja Perumal in reclining posture over his divine serpant Adisesha.
The front hall of the sanctum has a shrine for Andal in standing posture, while the bronze idol image her in seated posture.
In this familiar emotional posture, Beethoven seems to be an unknowing prisoner of some conventional image of passion, rather than his own passion's master."
The astronaut's thighs would be lifted about 50 degrees off the vertical. This is the neutral body posture in weightlessness - it would be excessively tiring to "sit" or "stand" as is common on Earth.
Itzin has acknowledged a physical resemblance between himself and President Richard Nixon: "I have the hairline, and my posture’s mediocre."
The animal is known for its calm attitude, while its posture and horns are associated with strength and dignity.
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analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
connubial - pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
vex - annoy; distress