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  • n  dignified manner or conduct

  • With royal mien, King Otto accepted professions of loyalty from the troops "and from 25 harem girls as well.
  • The Baron, dandified of mien, direct of tongue, appears to have replied that under the circumstances Zaghlul could not become Premier of Egypt.
  • 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.

  • Jane Austen in New York Times
    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...
  • Ben Brantley in Inquirer.net
    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.
  • Andrew Lam in San Jose Mercury News
    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."

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