This, my friend Greg Sargent, is in my view the answer to the question you pose.
Do religious conservatives operate far outside the American mainstream and pose a serious threat to our pluralistic democracy?
The question I believe we should pose to our congregations is, “Should all Americans have the same civil rights?”
Vinny, Pauly D and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino strut round the corner and flex and pose in front of their giant wooden door.
For the GOP, that translates into hope, but for Clinton, these factoids do not pose insurmountable barriers.
I remember distinctly the pose of the head, the unusual arrangement of the hair.
If you pose as a little god, you must pose for better for worse.
The pose of the head and figure would have delighted a sculptor.
At the last push of fate Shakespeare will pose and deceive himself.
Then Mr. Drayton had taken advantage of the family jar to pose as Margaret's defender, and afterwards Grace had spoken bitterly.
late 14c., "suggest, propose, suppose, assume," from Old French poser "put, place, propose," a term in debating, from Late Latin pausare "to halt, rest, pause" (source also of Italian posare, Spanish posar; see pause (v.)). The Old French verb (in common with cognates in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese) acquired the sense of Latin ponere "to put, place," by confusion of the similar stems. Meaning "put in a certain position" is from early 15c. Sense of "assume a certain attitude" is from 1840; the transitive sense (as an artist's model, etc.) is from 1859. Related: Posed; posing.
"to puzzle, confuse, perplex," 1590s, earlier "question, interrogate" (1520s), probably from Middle French poser "suppose, assume," from Old French poser "to put, place, set" (see pose (v.1)). Also in some cases a shortening of English appose "examine closely," and oppose. Related: Posed; posing.
"act of posing the body," 1818, from pose (v.1), in a sense developed in the French cognate. Figuratively from 1884.
["POSE: A Language for Posing Problems to Computers", S. Schlesinger et al, CACM 10:279-285, May 1967].