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mien
 n.  aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  This gesture, and an inspection of the stranger's costume and baggage, which the Thenardier passed in review with one glance, caused the amiable grimace to vanish, and the gruff mien to reappear.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
2  The passers-by stared at him in surprise, and some of them thought his attire suspicious and his mien sinister.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—POVERTY A GOOD NEIGHBOR FOR MISERY
3  The hair was the same, also the profile, so far as the cap permitted a view of it, the mien identical, only more depressed.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—MARIUS, WHILE SEEKING A GIRL IN A BONNET, ENCOU...
4  One felt that under other conditions of education and destiny, the gay and over-free mien of this young girl might have turned out sweet and charming.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A ROSE IN MISERY
5  The six pinioned ruffians were standing, and still preserved their spectral mien; all three besmeared with black, all three masked.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXI—ONE SHOULD ALWAYS BEGIN BY ARRESTING THE VICT...
6  Towards the middle of the last century a change took place, prison songs and thieves' ritournelles assumed, so to speak, an insolent and jovial mien.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
7  He found him noble, handsome, distinguished, well-grown, a complete man, with a suitable mien and a charming air.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
8  He had the mien of the chief of the eunuchs in the slave mart, discovering a Venus among the blowsy females, and the air of an amateur recognizing a Raphael in a heap of daubs.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII—THE MAN RECRUITED IN THE RUE DES BILLETTES
9  The one who was seeking to escape had an insignificant mien and not an impressive appearance; the one who was seeking to seize him was rude of aspect, and must have been rude to encounter.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
10  A man was introduced of simple mien, who had the appearance of a tradesman.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 8 CONCERNING A COURT INTRIGUE
11  She continued to gaze at him through the twilight with a mien of wan authority, as of one consciously singled out for a great fate.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
12  The words were barely uttered, when he encountered a savage of gigantic stature, of the fiercest mien.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
13  Abandoning everything to the greedy grasp of those around her, the mother darted, with distraction in her mien, to reclaim her child.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
14  Let us make for the rocks on the main," he said, with the mien of a tired soldier, "and give battle to the savages.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
15  The young Mohican cast a glance at his father, but, maintaining his quiet and reserved mien, he continued silent.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
Example Sentence:
1  Miss Temple had always something of serenity in her air, of state in her mien, of refined propriety in her language, which precluded deviation into the ardent, the excited, and the eager.
2  Besides, there was such unchanged love in his whole look and mien -- I forgave him all: yet not in words, not outwardly; only at my heart's core.