American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind: "He was a Vietnam veteran with a haunted mien” ( James Traub).
- n. An appearance or aspect.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person's air, manner, or expression of countenance; look; bearing; appearance; carriage.
- n. Synonyms Aspect, demeanor, deportment, port.
- n. countable, uncountable Demeanor; facial expression or attitude, especially one which is intended by its bearer.
- n. countable A specific facial expression
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing.
- n. dignified manner or conduct
- From French mine (whence also Danish mine and German Miene), appearance, perhaps from Breton min, face of an animal, or from Latin minio, to redden. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration (influenced by French mine, appearance) of Middle English demeine, demeanor, from Old French, from demener, to behave; see demean1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Gluten as a unique food ingredient was discovered by Chinese noodle makers around the 6th century, and by the 11th was known as mien chin, or the “muscle of flour.””
“The dogs got nothing, though they watched with wistful mien from a distance, sitting up in the snow, their tails curled around their paws.”
“Such a nice affected mien is not only a force upon that which is natural, and ridiculous before men, men of sense; but as it is an evidence of a vain mind, it is offensive to”
“Our people believed that if you give a common thing the meaning of something else you really want—in this case, a bone given the name and mien of a child—the spirit world is tricked into thinking you already have that longed-for object and looks away just long enough for the longed-for object to slip into its place.”
“At a restaurant near the cross-road we had rice and a cup of tea, and a bowl of the vermicelli soup known as mien, the muleteer and his son sitting down with my men.”
“The differences are minute and the mien is the same: bold, poised and sexy.”
“Obsolete form of "mien": air, bearing, carriage or manner, as expressing character or mood; appearance; expression.”
“As the reader perceives, slang in its entirety, slang of four hundred years ago, like the slang of today, is permeated with that sombre, symbolical spirit which gives to all words a mien which is now mournful, now menacing.”
“Major was a ruddy-complexioned man in his late forties with the closed, hard face of a York-shireman, a handlebar mustache, and the kind of mien one found only in retired boxers, which as it turned out he had been during his stint in the army.”
“As the reader perceives, slang in its entirety, slang of four hundred years ago, like the slang of to-day, is permeated with that sombre, symbolical spirit which gives to all words a mien which is now mournful, now menacing.”
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