Definition of manner in English:
- They brighten the streets and fasten the scenery together in the unobtrusive manner of true cultural icons.
- Fortunately, individual lions can be dependably identified in an unobtrusive manner.
- In a gruesome act of fate, the star famed for that role met her untimely death in a similar manner, but by accident, on December 8, 1971.
- Bollinger was ‘working’ in these pictures, but not in the manner of the other artists Fiore depicted.
- It is largely devoted to an account of the battle of Actium, but tells it all in the manner of Callimachus, a style wholly unsuited to the subject-matter.
- These new works are a bold push forward, and they show the artist entering into the world of storytelling in the manner of a heartsick troubadour.
- There are adverbs of manner, adverbs of place, adverbs of frequency, adverbs of time and adverbs of purpose.
- Some writers put an adverb of manner at the beginning of the sentence to catch our attention and make us curious.
- Should the linguistic category of ‘manner’ be restricted to semantico-grammatical phenomena?
- Undoubtedly his manner towards Shackleton must have appeared quite subservient.
- His characteristic manner soon brought customers from near and far and his perfectness in hair styling was always much admired.
- She probably had a pretty face to start with, but her manner and grace was quite a study in femininity.
- The researchers claim that ‘politeness, manners and etiquette’ are now the pinnacle of chic.
- She picked up the same one as him, and began to eat, trying as hard as she could to be polite and use the manners that her mother had taught her.
- Politeness and manners were important but etiquette was not a top priority.
- I am going to make extra effort to use good manners and proper social behavior.
- I promise to practice good manners and good behaviour and not to lead a life of idleness.
- To be aggressive in behaviour, arrogant in manners and harsh in language is a manifestation of savagery.
Latin manus ‘hand’ is ultimately the source of manner, as it is of manage and many other words, via the idea of ‘way of handling’. The first sense in English was ‘sort, kind’, followed by ‘usual practice or behaviour’, then ‘customary rules of behaviour in society’, and (in the plural) ‘polite or well-bred social behaviour’—the kind of manners that parents try to teach their children. The phrase as if to the manner born, ‘naturally at ease in a particular job or situation’, derives from a passage in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Since at least the mid 19th century this has also appeared as ‘to the manor born’, a confusion picked up in the title of the British television series To the Manor Born, first shown in 1979. See also mansion
all manner of
- Many different kinds of: echinacea is used by American Indians for all manner of ailmentsMore example sentences
- The simple answer is to fill in the blanks with all manner of really important things to do.
- Our society claims to be caring - yet unrestrained selfishness leads to all manner of evil.
- As always in such cases, all manner of conspiracy theories immediately sprang up.
by no manner of means
- see means.
in a manner of speaking
- In some sense; so to speak: he’s not here, so in a manner of speaking I’m in chargeMore example sentences
- Researchers believe that by putting microcomputers into every manmade object in the world, computers could, in a manner of speaking, sense the real world.
- It is, in a manner of speaking, sort of a test for pundits.
- Before the start of the tournament the Asian Football Confederation promised ‘star quality’ and it has delivered - in a manner of speaking.
(as if) to the manner born
- Naturally at ease in a specified job or situation: General Marshall managed in mufti to wear the three-piece suit as if to the classy manner born[with allusion to Shakespeare's Hamlet i. iv. 17]More example sentences
- She breezes through Previn's challenging music as if to the manner born, combining a crystal clear upper register with a wealth of darker, more sensuous colours.
- Highly respected for her mastery of the French repertoire, she launched into Wagner as if to the manner born, diction and dynamics perfect and every note impeccably placed.
- Although Ashish bowled as if to the manner born, for Diwan Singh, his son's journey from a local school ground to superstardom in Durban seems surreal.
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