manner

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Your way of behaving or acting is your manner. Your parents might be fooled by your best friend's quiet, polite manner, but you know that she's capable of being incredibly rude and hysterically funny.

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Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.

Noun
a way of acting or behaving

Noun
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"

Noun
a kind; "what manner of man are you?"


n.
Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.

n.
Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.

n.
Customary method of acting; habit.

n.
Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.

n.
The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.

n.
Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.

n.
Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds.


Manner

Man"ner , n. [OE. manere, F. mani'8are, from OF. manier, adj., manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL. manarius, for L. manuarius belonging to the hand, fr. manus the hand. See Manual.] 1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land.
The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful,manner.
2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style. Specifically: (a) Customary method of acting; habit.
Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them.
Air and manner are more expressive than words.
(b) pl. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
(c) The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist. 3. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.
The bread is in a manner common.
4. Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds.
Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs.
I bid thee say, What manner of man art thou?
&hand; In old usage, of was often omitted after manner, when employed in this sense. "A manner Latin corrupt was her speech." Chaucer. By any manner of means, in any way possible; by any sort of means. -- To be taken in, ∨ with the manner. [A corruption of to be taken in the mainor. See Mainor.] To be taken in the very act. [Obs.] See Mainor. -- To make one's manners, to make a bow or courtesy; to offer salutation. -- Manners bit, a portion left in a dish for the sake of good manners. Hallwell. Syn. -- Method; mode; custom; habit; fashion; air; look; mien; aspect; appearance. See Method.

Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.

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Usage Examples

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.

Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.

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.

But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.

Do people really want liberty, equality, fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking?

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Other Usage Examples

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Even when bad things happen you have to try to use those bad things in a positive manner and really just take the positive out of it.

But I think there was a sense amongst the House Republicans especially that we didn't just want to be opposed to Bill Clinton that we wanted to tell the country what we were for and to brand ourselves in a more positive manner.

For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.

Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone. From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition but it is very sad that in our country we actually fight over such things in an unseemly manner.

Every social organisation which is rooted in life still lasts a long time, even after the conditions from which it drew its strength have changed in a manner unfavourable to it.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.

A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.

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