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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTITUDES

It might have been a three-sided chess game, by their attitudes.

Her attitudes, it was once said, were those of "a Pythoness cast in bronze."

He admired her voice as well poised as her movements, as her attitudes.

It is self who is hard and unyielding in its attitudes to others.

They repeated his tones, his attitudes, his mannerisms, in their several ways.

It matters not what the clocks say or the attitudes and labors of men.

There was nothing of the stiffness of the model in her attitudes.

From their attitudes, some of them were carrying weapons and were half-eager, half-afraid to use them.

Their faces almost meet—their attitudes betoken a mutual interest.

The propriety of her manners made him dream of other attitudes.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, via French attitude (17c.), from Italian attitudine "disposition, posture," also "aptness, promptitude," from Late Latin aptitudinem (nominative aptitudo; see aptitude). Originally 17c. a technical term in art for the posture of a figure in a statue or painting; later generalized to "a posture of the body supposed to imply some mental state" (1725). Sense of "settled behavior reflecting feeling or opinion" is first recorded 1837. Connotations of "antagonistic and uncooperative" developed by 1962 in slang.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.