Guise

Definition of Guise

Pronunciation: gīz
n.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.
The swain replied, "It never was our guise
To slight the poor, or aught humane despise."
- Pope.
2.External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
As then the guise was for each gentle swain.
- Spenser.
A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than any which
ever yet have overpowered the imagination.
- Burke.
3.Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.

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