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- n. The assumption of an exaggerated pose or attitude.
- n. The behaviour of some birds as a means of signalling etc.
- v. Present participle of posture.
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- n. adopting a vain conceited posture
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Pham warns that if world powers like the United States do not move beyond what he calls posturing, and just wanting Mr. Ouattara to be installed as president, to helping find a more sustainable settlement, he warns the result could be heightened violence and eventually the breakup of Ivory Coast.
In the second week since the Wall Street crash, [ "Black Monday," October 19, 1987] this posturing is all-pervasive.
Lud - Thats a very good point IMHO the Mail and the DT have both been very soft on Brown for these reasons but in fact the posturing is all fraud.
I've always said (to myself, of course) that the day some critics begin to drop the posturing is the day I would be happy to do so likewise.
This hearing is about posturing from the right and the left.
There's going to be a lot of yelling and posturing from the right and nothing is going to get done.
Unfortunately, probably Secretary Rumsfeld would throw a snowball at me, if I did, because right now we're in the process of thinking our way through exactly what should our longer - term posturing and positioning be in Central Asia.
Though he expressed some reservations about how politics might play into commissioners 'decisions - some of their comments, he said, sounded like "posturing" - Sisolak said commissioners' positions will be largely determined by the enormity of the budget shortfall they are about to face.
This sterile moral posturing, which is not only useless but humiliating, has made America's liberal class an object of public derision.
To argue that Obama's mailer was true does not really prove that the debate about NAFTA is anything more than cheap posturing, which is, if I understand it, Another_reader's real complaint.