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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

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
Kate Chopin

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

The one thing with writing stories about the rise of fascism is that if you wait long enough, you'll almost certainly be proved right. Fascism is like a hydra - you can cut off its head in the Germany of the '30s and '40s, but it'll still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise.
Alan Moore

The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
Hannah Arendt
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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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