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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MIEN

He desisted at last and looked back at us with a mien of anger.

Kirkwood turned to meet her onslaught with a mien grave, determined, unflinching.

He was a good stout knight, but sorrowful of face and downcast of mien.

And yet he stood in awe of that Virgin, so like a princess in her mien.

Like the spectators at the time, we cannot pity Socrates; his mien and his language are so noble and fearless.

There was something about this courier's mien and person that awoke a poignant memory.

At that Rabecque stepped towards them, very purposeful of mien.

Beardsley cocked his head and listened, his mien almost beatific.

How could you deem him a rogue—he with so noble a mien and so beautiful a countenance?

Otrepiev was shaken by the Tsar's manner, by the ferocity of his mien.

WORD ORIGIN

"facial expression," 1510s, probably a shortening of Middle English demean "bearing, demeanor" (see demeanor) and influenced by Middle French mine "appearance, facial expression," which is of unknown origin, possibly Celtic (cf. Breton min "beak, muzzle, nose," Irish men "mouth").

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