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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POSES

Poses as an ignorant laborer, but he's not ignorant by a long shot.

As a modern euphuist has taught us, of all poses the natural pose is the most irritating.

Do you think a woman could look as she does in some of her poses and not feel it?

Poses are also affected by those who select a type of character which is approved.

There are poses which are practiced as a fashion for a time.

How could you not love her grace, her gentleness and the dignity of her poses?

“Under that guise he poses unsuspected by the police,” laughed my visitor.

It poses as an explanation, and is in reality a total evasion.

Of course, the faces were different from those of last evening, but the poses were similar.

Socialism often poses as Liberalism and is accepted as such by the unwary.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "suggest, propose, suppose, assume," from Old French poser "put, place, propose," a term in debating, from Late Latin pausare "to halt, rest, pause" (source also of Italian posare, Spanish posar; see pause (v.)). The Old French verb (in common with cognates in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese) acquired the sense of Latin ponere "to put, place," by confusion of the similar stems. Meaning "put in a certain position" is from early 15c. Sense of "assume a certain attitude" is from 1840; the transitive sense (as an artist's model, etc.) is from 1859. Related: Posed; posing.

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