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  • n. Plural form of guise.


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  • Institutionalised, the obligations of 18th-century conversation extend from the learned club to the university, bypassing the exclusiveness of legal formality or any of the proprieties restricting the swapping of information, but bypassing them in guises that never explicitly threaten them.

    Post-Secular Conviviality

  • Of course he's so many people but the person who is Wyl beneath the guises is a courageous, strong-willed young man who is required to live on his wits through terrible circumstances.

    Fiona McIntosh Interview

  • She appeared in the prettiest of all feminine guises, that is to say, in demi-toilette, with plenty of loose curly hair tumbling down about her shoulders.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Matthew Scudder — ex-cop, ex-boozer — has known death in all its guises, which is why he has been asked to investigate a baffling, thirty-year run of suicides and suspiciously random accidents that has thinned the ranks of this very select group of gentlemen.

    A Dance at the Slaughterhouse.html

  • This is characteristic of push polling strategies, which involves the repetition of a specific question in different guises - in other words, anyone who wanted to raise awareness of water pollution would ask multiple questions on it.


  • NGOs under various guises which is part of a strategy to silence people's voices and concerns.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Regarding the use of "guises" in the Instruction section, this is totally legit.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • It's set in a world in which humans haven't a clue that dinos, rather than being extinct, still comprise a goodly percentage of the population, togged out in customised human "guises" featuring intricate harnesses to keep errant tails under control, and available with "extras" such as film star-full lips or macho chest hair.

    The Guardian World News

  • Expect a metamorphosis into one of his other "guises", soon.

    Anorak News

  • As an actor, he twists himself into a variety of guises which is nothing less than astonishing: the whining Byron being slapped by his horrendous wife, the inane fortune teller with eye-bulging leers and generous hand gestures, the deranged entrepreneur whose fixation with serial killers takes sensationalist obsession out of pop-fascination into a dangerous stratosphere of deification, and (in what could have been a huge mess, but which is actually a crown-of-thorns achievement) the malevolent Christ who provides physical and vocal embodiment to the lunatic theology of anyone who misreads the Gospels and replaces its message of peace and love with a mindframe of intolerance and malice.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat


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