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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guise  \Guise\,  n.  [OE.  guise,  gise,  way  manner,  F.  guise,  fr 
  OHG.  w[=i]sa,  G.  weise.  See  {Wise},  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.  --Chaucer. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guise 
  n  :  an  artful  or  simulated  semblance;  "under  the  guise  of 
  friendship  he  betrayed  them"  [syn:  {pretence},  {pretext}] 




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