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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEMEANOR

But to his relief he observed no change in the demeanor of his fellow-townsmen.

"I know it from your face, your demeanor all the time, whatever you're doing," he said.

His manners and demeanor were extremely modest and unobtrusive.

Of course her words must have been appropriate, even as her demeanor was that of a mourning relative.

The second shock was Serena's appearance and the calm graciousness of her demeanor.

His demeanor changed; from conciliating it was of a sudden transformed to indignant.

I hope that this rustling finery will impart some dignity to my demeanor.

"I suspect it may," said the other, without the slightest change of tone or demeanor.

This demeanor added the last touch to Joseph's exasperation.

He was rather startled to observe the entire change in her demeanor.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from obsolete Middle English demean "handle, manage, conduct," later "behave in a certain way" (early 14c.), from Old French demener (11c.) "to guide, conduct; to live, dwell," from de- "completely" (see de-) + mener "to lead, direct," from Latin minare "to threaten," in Late Latin "to drive (a herd of animals);" see menace. Sense in English evolved from notion of "conduct, manage" (oneself). Spelling changed by influence of nouns in -or, -our.

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