DEMEANOR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEMEANOR
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 n.  conduct; management; way in which a person behaves
Classic Sentence:
1  The green eyes in the carefully sweet face were turbulent, willful, lusty with life, distinctly at variance with her decorous demeanor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
2  Reading the true meaning of her demeanor, he made casual answer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER L
3  Casting off at once the grave and austere demeanor of an Indian chief, Chingachgook commenced speaking to his son in the soft and playful tones of affection.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 19
4  He assumed, then, the demeanor of one who knows that he is doomed alone to unwritten responsibilities.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
5  Thus the Genoese, subtle as he was, was duped by Edmond, in whose favor his mild demeanor, his nautical skill, and his admirable dissimulation, pleaded.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
6  Monte Cristo on the contrary, preserved a graceful suavity of demeanor, aided by a certain degree of simplicity he could assume at pleasure, and thus possessed the advantage.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
7  The betrothed had retired, as we said, with haughty air, disdainful lip, and the demeanor of an outraged queen, followed by her companion, who was paler and more disturbed than herself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 97. The Departure for Belgium.
8  Laurie's bashfulness soon wore off, for Jo's gentlemanly demeanor amused and set him at his ease, and Jo was her merry self again, because her dress was forgotten and nobody lifted their eyebrows at her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THREE
9  Jo understood why Laurie 'primmed up his mouth' when speaking of Kate, for that young lady had a standoff-don't-touch-me air, which contrasted strongly with the free and easy demeanor of the other girls.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWELVE
10  There was a kind of cold hearted selfishness on both sides, which mutually attracted them; and they sympathised with each other in an insipid propriety of demeanor, and a general want of understanding.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 34
11  He seemed about five-and-twenty years of age, and was of the middle height; his countenance was frank and handsome; and his demeanor easy and prepossessing.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
12  I don't know when you'll get more sense into your head, when you'll behave like a decent, well-bred girl, when you'll know what good manners are and a proper demeanor.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In ACT IV
Example Sentence:
1  The headmaster's austere demeanor tended to scare off the more timid students, who never visited his study willingly.
2  Miss Minchin's demeanor was so stern and forbidding that she could quell any unrest among her students with one intimidating glance.
3  The earthquake shattered Stuart's usual stolid demeanor; trembling, he crouched on the no longer stable ground.
4  It'll be interesting to see what her demeanor is and what kind of witness she is.
5  His good demeanor spoke well for him when he went to apply for the job.