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  • noun Plural form of mannerism.

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Examples

  • 'Normally on the first few dates I borrow mannerisms from the more interesting people I know and very often steal phrases and anecdotes from them along with concepts and ideas from obscure yet wittily-written books.

    'Belligerent old shit seeks love'

  • Other writers choose instead to hold off and use the mystery around certain mannerisms to build suspense, revealing all at a later stage.

    Mannerisms – the Icing on the Cake « Write Anything

  • 'Normally on the first few dates I borrow mannerisms from the more interesting people I know and very often steal phrases and anecdotes from them along with concepts and ideas from obscure yet wittily-written books.

    January 2009

  • Either way imbuing characters with interesting mannerisms is one way of conveying something about the character, their state of mind or their emotional state without having to explicitly say so.

    Mannerisms – the Icing on the Cake « Write Anything

  • (Composer Neil Diamond's version is better -- Dolenz borrowed his growls, slurs, and other vocal mannerisms from the original record -- in the late fall of 1966 my sister reminded me that Diamond sang it himself on American Bandstand during the summer, before the general public ever heard about the Monkees.)

    View from the Northern Border

  • What finally opens the possibility of a "true" romanticism, as opposed to romanticism as a set of formal mannerisms, is the presence of this attachment with all its spiritual and idealistic overtones, and which is only achieved in this novel by invoking the sentimental tradition.

    Children Playing by the Sea: the Dynamics of Appropriation in the Brazilian Romantic Novel

  • "He has certain mannerisms on the mound, but tonight he looked a little fidgety."

    American League Baseball - Red Sox vs. Devil Rays

  • This unfavorable physical impression is heightened by certain mannerisms, such as exaggerated gestures, by the peculiar voice inflection which grates on the ear, and by the distortion of the English language of which so many of our "prominent" Jews are guilty.

    The Social Disability of the Jew

  • This unfavorable physical impression is heightened by certain mannerisms, such as exaggerated gestures, by the peculiar voice inflection which grates on the ear, and by the distortion of the English language of which so many of our "prominent" Jews are guilty.

    The Social Disability of the Jew

  • Your mannerisms are annoying but since you're a fan of the PRC even as it is you might want to go to Iran.

    Discourse.net: The Moral High Ground

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