Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Behavior; demeanor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Behavior.

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  • verb Present participle of abear.

Etymologies

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abear +‎ -ing

Examples

  • The father espieing it, would néeds sée what it was: and though the sonne humblie denied to shew it, the father being more earnest to sée it, by force tooke it out of his bosome; and perceiuing the contents thereof, in a great rage caused his horsses to be sadled out of hand, and spitefullie reproouing his sonne of treason, for whome he was become suertie and mainpernour for his good abearing in open parlement, he incontinentlie mounted on horssebacke to ride towards Windsore to the king, to declare vnto him the malicious intent of his complices.

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV

  • And that the same justices shall, upon their examination, punish the offenders according as their offences shall appear, upon the accusement and examination, by their discretion, either by open punishment or "by good abearing." [

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary

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