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Definition of Guise

Guise

  1. Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.
  2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
  3. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.

Guise Quotations

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
Erich Fromm

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Edmund Burke

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Honore de Balzac

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
Howard Thurman
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Guise Translations

guise in French is configuration
guise in German is Gestalt
guise in Italian is figura
guise in Norwegian is forkledning
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