mien mien  /ˈmin/


  • (n) dignified manner or conduct



  1. The Baron, dandified of mien, direct of tongue, appears to have replied that under the circumstances Zaghlul could not become Premier of Egypt.
  2. As the world gets smaller, we look for a global marketing mien, a one-size-fits-all face that helps us sell Nokia cell phones and Palmolive shampoo across the world.
  3. Gulbenkian, a square, bald man of medium height and undistinguished mien, liked it that way.


  • For juvenile detainees, 'Supper Club' brings stable connection

    Supper Club is an oasis of dining, conversation and companionship inside a facility not known for its welcoming mien — the 120-bed Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center on North Gay Street.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun


  1. Like the leading man of Jane Austen and Bridget Jones, Obama can, as Austen wrote, draw "the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien. ......he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till...
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: Jane Austen Source: New York Times

  2. Daniel Craig, meanwhile, was smaller and appeared more in character, walking with a slight stoop and sporting what Brantley called a "milquetoast mustache and cowed mien" befitting his timid character.
    on Nov 23, 2009 By: Ben Brantley Source: Inquirer.net

  3. As Andrew Lam writes in his foreword, "tightly knit tribes - Little Saigons, Chinatowns, Little Kabul - with their own in-language media and temples and churches, exist alongside Latino Muslims, black Buddhists, Mien teenagers speaking Ebonics."
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Andrew Lam Source: San Jose Mercury News

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