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Was he posing as Ruth Morton's brother, and if so, for what reason?

They found her "posing" to a certain painter; and they took their stand as spectators.

While she is posing for me I have the pleasure of entertaining her husband.

Strangely enough, she did not judge him for posing as Major Calvert's nephew.

I left her a-poring and posing over one of the tombs in the church.

"I dislike this business of posing for photographs," Gibson said.

A number of gentlemen were posing for a lady before a camera.

For the first time America was posing as the champion of legitimacy and order.

"Jamie is posing as a patriarch," said Mr. Bowdoin; he smiled, and then he sighed.

So you're still just posing and throwing your weight around.

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.

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