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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Manner  \Man"ner\,  n.  [OE.  manere,  F.  mani[`e]re,  from  OF 
  manier,  adj.,  manual,  skillful,  handy,  fr  (assumed)  LL 
  manarius  for  L.  manuarius  belonging  to  the  hand,  fr  manus 
  the  hand.  See  {Manual}.] 
  1.  Mode  of  action  way  of  performing  or  effecting  anything 
  method;  style;  form  fashion. 
  The  nations  which  thou  hast  removed,  and  placed  in 
  the  cities  of  Samaria,  know  not  the  manner  of  the 
  God  of  the  land.  --2  Kings 
  xvii.  26. 
  The  temptations  of  prosperity  insinuate  themselves 
  after  a  gentle,  but  very  powerful,manner. 
  2.  Characteristic  mode  of  acting,  conducting,  carrying  one's 
  self  or  the  like  bearing;  habitual  style.  Specifically: 
  a  Customary  method  of  acting;  habit. 
  Paul,  as  his  manner  was  went  in  unto  them 
  --Acts  xvii. 
  Air  and  manner  are  more  expressive  than  words 
  b  pl  Carriage;  behavior;  deportment;  also  becoming 
  behavior;  well-bred  carriage  and  address. 
  Good  manners  are  made  up  of  petty  sacrifices. 
  c  The  style  of  writing  or  thought  of  an  author; 
  characteristic  peculiarity  of  an  artist. 
  3.  Certain  degree  or  measure;  as  it  is  in  a  manner  done 
  The  bread  is  in  a  manner  common.  --1  Sam. 
  4.  Sort;  kind  style;  --  in  this  application  sometimes  having 
  the  sense  of  a  plural,  sorts  or  kinds. 
  Ye  tithe  mint,  and  rue,  and  all  manner  of  herbs. 
  --Luke  xi  42. 
  I  bid  thee  say  What  manner  of  man  art  thou? 
  Note:  In  old  usage,  of  was  often  omitted  after  manner,  when 
  employed  in  this  sense  ``A  manner  Latin  corrupt  was 
  her  speech.''  --Chaucer. 
  {By  any  manner  of  means},  in  any  way  possible;  by  any  sort  of 
  {To  be  taken}  {in,  or  with}  {the  manner}.  [A  corruption  of  to 
  be  taken  in  the  mainor.  See  {Mainor}.]  To  be  taken  in  the 
  very  act  [Obs.]  See  {Mainor}. 
  {To  make  one's  manners},  to  make  a  bow  or  courtesy;  to  offer 
  {Manners  bit},  a  portion  left  in  a  dish  for  the  sake  of  good 
  manners.  --Hallwell. 
  Syn:  Method;  mode;  custom;  habit;  fashion;  air;  look  mien; 
  aspect;  appearance.  See  {Method}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  manner  of  performance;  "a  manner  of  living";  "in  the 
  characteristic  New  York  style";  "a  way  of  life"  [syn:  {mode}, 
  {style},  {way},  {fashion}] 
  2:  a  way  of  acting  or  behaving  [syn:  {personal  manner}] 
  3:  a  kind  "what  manner  of  man  are  you?" 

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