comportment

[ kuh m-pawrt-muh nt, -pohrt- ]SEE DEFINITION OF comportment

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Rather was there something eager and rapt about the comportment of the people.

What did surprise me, when anon the sea rolled close up to the cottage, was the comportment of the young artist himself.

His comportment was cheerful in a sober fashion, notwithstanding the transparent perturbation of his spirit.

He did everything right—too right; and in dress and comportment was inevitably correct.

The comportment of beef in an atmosphere of carbonic acid, to which carbonic oxide has been added, is curious.

Let my conscience be ever upright and pure, my exterior modest, my conversation edifying, my comportment regular.

His subjects regarded him with fear and trembling, and his comportment toward his weaker neighbors was a growing menace.

The effect of all this was to rob White Fang of much of his puppyhood and to make him in his comportment older than his age.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Middle French comportement "bearing, behavior," from comporter (13c.) "to be disposed, arranged, laid out," from Latin comportare (see comport).

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