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Posture meaning

posture - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  2. 2. behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others; " Don't pay any attention to him-- he is always posing to impress his peers!"; " She postured and made a total fool of herself"
  3. 3. The position of the body; the situation or disposition of the several parts of the body with respect to each other, or for a particular purpose; especially ( Fine Arts), the position of a figure with regard to the several principal members by which action is expressed; attitude.
  4. 4. Place; position; situation.
  5. 5. State or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs.
  6. 6. To place in a particular position or attitude; to dispose the parts of, with reference to a particular purpose; as, to posture one's self; to posture a model.
  7. 7. To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose.
  8. 8. Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint.
  9. 9. Attitude; position; condition.

posture - examples of usage

  1. I seized him by the shoulders and, much to his disgust, dragged him into a sitting posture. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I was up and about till midnight, and then, being in the cabin and exhausted, I fell asleep across the table, and in that posture lay as one dead. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. And perhaps in the present instance my own disappointment put me into some small posture of sympathy with his passion. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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