• WordNet 3.6
    • n guise an artful or simulated semblance "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Guise Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
    • Guise Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself. "The swain replied, “It never was our guise To slight the poor, or aught humane despise.”"
    • Guise External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape. "As then the guise was for each gentle swain.""A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than any which
      ever yet have overpowered the imagination."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n guise Way; manner; mode; fashion; practice; custom.
    • n guise Manner of acting; mien; cast or behavior.
    • n guise External appearance as determined by costume; dress; garb: as, the guise of a shepherd.
    • n guise Hence Appearance or semblance in general; aspect or seeming.
    • guise To dress as a guiser; assume or act the part of a guiser.
    • guise To place a guise or garb on; dress.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Guise gīz manner, behaviour: external appearance: dress
    • v.t Guise (arch.) to dress
    • v.i Guise to act as a guiser
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  • Felicia D. Hemans
    Felicia D. Hemans
    “There's beauty all around our paths, if but our watchful eyes can trace it midst familiar things, and through their lowly guise.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr. OHG. wīsa, G. weise,. See Wise (n.)


In literature:

Mary of Guise is always blamed for endangering Scotland in the interests of her family, the Guises of the House of Lorraine.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
He was no friend to the League; for years he had stood between the king, his master, and the machinations of the Guises.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
He appeared to me in the guise of a student of rural sociology.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
In the guise of an unknown wanderer, Odin may be supposed to have been captured and thus offered to himself.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Unbelief when openly assailing Holiness is overthrown, but Falsehood under the guise of Faith remains undiscovered.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
In the last hath been described the battle between Arjuna and Mahadeva in the guise of a hunter.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Monsieur, Guise, and the Grand Prior; Cosseins and Besme have charge.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Determined to become his mistress, she desired to fall in the guise of a woman madly in love, and not as an ordinary courtesan.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
Mary of Guise was intending to visit France, not longing to burn heretics.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
Friendship, I have learned, is but a guise for self-interest.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath

In poetry:

The little hut was made of twigs,
That hand and love has rudely tied;
Though simple was its modest guise,
With palaces of gold it vied.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
Even the man whose ways are wise,
Whose life is rul'd by Honour's laws;
Who owns, in philosophic guise,
A Deity ... a first great cause: ...
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
I have written the tale of our life
For a sheltered people's mirth,
In jesting guise — but ye are wise,
And ye know what the jest is worth.
"Prelude" by Rudyard Kipling
Now in their hut, in social guise,
Their sylvan fare the Chiefs enjoy;
And pleasure laughs in Ronald's eyes,
As many a pledge he quaffs to Moy.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
Proves that the world doth surely move,
And proves that men of worth may rise
From low estate, and soar above
Their former selves in nature's guise.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
I cannot smile, though all the scene
Is gay in Nature's brightest guise;
I think on hours that once have been,
And clouds o'er all the landscape rise.
"Memory" by Louisa Stuart Costello

In news:

Politics in the Guise of Pure Science .
SAUVIGNON BLANC , the most versatile of white wines, comes in many guises.
America's rights being chipped away under guise of fighting war on terror.
Chrysler, under the guise of its truck brand, Ram, thought tradesmen needed a good solid low-cost truck, and the 2012 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4X4 fits the bill.
Heroes come in many guises.
Nice Guise Finished at Last .
From sculptural beauty to functional transport, the Model 18 is an airplane of many guises.
Utton begins the performance in the guise of Churchill 's statue atop a plinth in Parliament Square.
Rome man swindled money out of victims under guise of distress .
In the band's edgy new video for "Doom and Gloom," the actress appears in several guises, including a female Jagger, a zombie killer, a binge eater and a pink-haired prostitute.
There may be an uninvited guest this Thanksgiving in the guise of a nasty nor' easter winter storm that could snarl travel along the Eastern Seaboard, weather forecasters warn.
Self-made pop star Little Boots, the musical guise of 25-year-old Victoria Hesketh, has gone from typically fleeting YouTube fame to serious chart success in her native United Kingdom.
Ducati's traction-controlled 1198 was brought back as well, now in SP guise with a slipper clutch and electronic quick-shifter.
People can register for Leisure Guise programs online by visiting or by calling 311.
There may be an uninvited guest this Thanksgiving in the guise of a nasty nor 'easter winter storm that could snarl travel along the Eastern Seaboard, weather forecasters warn.

In science:

The problem of fault diagnosis appears in many places under various guises.
Efficient Test Selection in Active Diagnosis via Entropy Approximation
Chapter 7 treats Vassiliev invariants and returns to another source of virtual knot theory – the work of Goussarov, Polyak and Viro who used vi rtual knots in the guise of general Gauss diagrams to construct a theory of Gauss diagram formulas for virtual knots.
Book Review of "Virtual Knot Theory - The State of the Art" by Vassily Manturov and Denis Ilyutko, World Scientific (2012), ISBN: 978-981-4401-12-8
The semi-classical approach has reappeared in recent years in the guise of a BornOppenheimer/WKB approximation to quantum gravity, and has been particularly discussed in the context of the problem of time.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
But this again raises the ‘Schr¨odinger-cat’ problem in the guise of having to decide how any specific spacetime arises.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
We observe that the number of W -moduli is 2N − 5 for the scattering of N strings, and this number emerges from our results in the guise of NS − NP + N1/2 .
A Review of $W$ Strings