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guise

[gahyz] /gaɪz/
noun
1.
general external appearance; aspect; semblance:
an old principle in a new guise.
2.
assumed appearance or mere semblance:
under the guise of friendship.
3.
style of dress:
in the guise of a shepherd.
4.
Archaic. manner; mode.
verb (used with object), guised, guising.
5.
to dress; attire:
children guised as cowboys.
verb (used without object), guised, guising.
6.
Scot. and North England. to appear or go in disguise.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; (noun) Middle English g(u)ise < Old French < Germanic; see wise2: (v.) Middle English gisen, derivative of the noun
Can be confused
guise, guys.
Synonyms
1. form, shape. See appearance.
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Examples for guises
  • Then they must manage disappointment in its many guises.
  • Then, they must manage disappointment in its many guises.
  • But now, in various guises, it is taking over the field.
  • US citizens should be glad that they have not had high speed rail foisted upon them in the presently available guises.
  • Quite the contrary the capability to destroy humanity has been around for a century or more in many guises.
  • Biological determinism in its more aggressive guises seems little more than an excuse for eugenics.
  • In other words, snobbery in all its guises is the primary target.
  • Before it was introduced, customers might be approached by the same firm in several different product guises over a short period.
  • None of this precludes reform which comes in many guises.
  • In-flight connectivity has been around in various guises for a while now, each with major failings.
British Dictionary definitions for guises

guise

/ɡaɪz/
noun
1.
semblance or pretence under the guise of friendship
2.
external appearance in general
3.
(archaic) manner or style of dress
4.
(obsolete) customary behaviour or manner
verb
5.
(dialect) to disguise or be disguised in fancy dress
6.
(transitive) (archaic) to dress or dress up
Word Origin
C13: from Old French guise, of Germanic origin; see wise²
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Word Origin and History for guises
guise
c.1275, from O.Fr. guise, from Frank. *wisa (cf. O.H.G. wisa "manner, wise").
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