posing for a picture with a man who throws his arm over her shoulder, Johnston kindly asks that he not touch her.
posing as a 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' reporter, even a Mets fan wearing a Harvey jersey was unable to identify the pitcher.
Nevertheless, it continues to smolder away in Chicago, posing a potential threat to the Obama administration.
At night, they hit the clubs together, posing for pictures with amazed patrons.
Is she posing suggestively to mimic the idealized figures behind her?
Finally, after half an hour or more of posing, I got several good pictures of the babies on a dead branch.
Was he posing as Ruth Morton's brother, and if so, for what reason?
You with a boy three or four years old, posing around as a goody-goody bachelor.
They found her "posing" to a certain painter; and they took their stand as spectators.
"You can't have been posing in art very long," said Eugene thoughtfully, thinking of her age.
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.