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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

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

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

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

I like the way black looks. I think I look better in darker clothes. And maybe the fact that I wear black so much makes me more aware of putting people at ease. The black is sort of the bad-guy guise, so I work overtime to make people comfortable.
Joan Jett
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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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