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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

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

There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.
Henry Miller

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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