from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See attitudinize, attitudinizer.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of attitudinize.

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  • verb assume certain affected attitudes


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  • Directly we begin to protest, to attitudinise, to lay down laws, we perish.

    The Common Reader

  • "A few strange gentlemen attitudinise in Westminster on principle, but these men would cut capers of principle in any case, like Mr. Snodgrass when he went skating."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 150, February 2, 1916

  • There are two who do not attitudinise -- poor harried and insulted President Abrahamowicz, who seems wholly miserable, and can find no way to put in the dreary time but by swinging his bell and discharging occasional remarks which nobody can hear; and a resigned and patient priest, who sits lonely in a great vacancy on Majority territory and munches an apple.

    The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

  • If we are not ashamed to do things, and let Him note them on His tablets that they may be for the time to come, for ever and ever, it is strange that we should be more careful to attitudinise and pose ourselves before one another than before Him.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

  • Christian men and women, do you try to do the same thing, and to get rid of all these superficial veils and curtains with which we drape ourselves and attitudinise in the world, and to see men as Christ saw them, both in regard to your judgment of them, and in regard to your judgment of yourselves?

    Expositions of Holy Scripture : St. Matthew Chaps. IX to XXVIII

  • Now a dwarf, as a rule, can be taught to sing, dance, recite, and attitudinise, and is often, as the Yankee showman called his kangaroo, "an amoozin 'little cuss," and as full of tricks as a waggonload of monkeys with their tails burnt off.

    Echoes of the Week

  • They can call up the figure of a friend and make it sit on a chair or stand up at will; they can make it turn round and attitudinise in any way, as by mounting it on a bicycle or compelling it to perform gymnastic feats on a trapeze.

    Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development

  • Now takes place the scientific part of the ballet; and here might Bias, or Noblet, or Ronzi Vestris, or her graceful husband, or the classical Albert, or the bounding Paul, vault without stint, and attitudinise without restraint, and not in the least impair the effect of the tragic tale.

    Vivian Grey

  • a thousand times better than some conceited second-rate celebrity who would grimace and attitudinise all the while for effect.

    On the Eve

  • "And it follows that to one who believes in the teaching of earth so whole-heartedly earth is not a painted back-cloth for man to strut against and attitudinise, but a birth-place from which he cannot escape, and in relation with which he must be considered, and must consider himself, on pain of becoming absurd.

    From a Cornish Window A New Edition


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