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noun as in person's conduct, posture

noun as in significance

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With little of the original structure still standing, I find it quite difficult to get my bearings.

To help us get our bearings, we gave House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon a call.

Occasionally, I lose my bearings and permit myself an ounce of sympathy for Republican chairman Reince Priebus.

The bombs sprayed shrapnel and ball bearings with such deadly force that limbs could not be saved.

This official wondered whether the United States had lost its moral and political bearings in its enthusiasm to find new friends.

If one starts out in a haphazard way, it takes him a long time to find his bearings, and much valuable time is lost.

As the Cabinet are anxious to consider my situation in all its bearings, it is necessary I should open to you all my mind.

It went out in a few seconds, but not before the master of the tug had taken its bearings and altered his course.

The ends of the balance staff are made very small so as to form very delicate pivots which turn in jewel bearings.

He tried to think, tried to co-ordinate events, tried to understand the true bearings of the situation.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bearings, such as: demeanor, manner, pose, look, presence, and aspect.

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