posturing

Definitions

  • Different Postures for Approaching the King
    Different Postures for Approaching the King
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n posturing adopting a vain conceited posture
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.”
  • Ted W. Engstrom
    Ted W. Engstrom
    “We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.”

Usage

In literature:

The garments and the posture of the body are not without influence.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
At Columbine's entrance he raised his drooping head, and so removed the suggestion of sadness in his posture.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Most photographs are taken of those in standing or sitting posture.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
He cannot turn over and nestle down into a new posture.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
His widely spread feet indicate that he has to prop himself in that physical posture; so it is unnatural to him.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
Tom carefully rose from his recumbent posture, and took possession of the musket.
"The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army" by Oliver Optic
I have been always careful to place my mind in the most tranquil posture which it can assume during my private exercises of devotion.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Slowly and painfully he raised himself to a sitting posture, for he was bruised and stiff.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
Intelligence of this was conveyed to the judges, who put themselves in a posture of defence.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
In this posture, Sir, things stood at the beginning of the session.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
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In poetry:

Lost in a maze of wandering thoughts
He sits unmoving there;
That posture and that look proclaim
The stupor of despair.
"A Prisoner in a Dungeon Deep" by Anne Bronte
“Oh, no, no, no.” said Elder Snow
“Such posture is too proud
A man should pray with eyes fast closed
and head contritely bowed.”
"An Informal Prayer -- The Prayer Of Cyrus Brown" by Sam Walter Foss
In spite of all the learn'd have said;
I still my old opinion keep,
The posture, that we give the dead,
Points out the soul's eternal sleep.
"The Indian Burying Ground" by Philip Morin Freneau
In Life's long sickness evermore
Our thoughts are tossing to and fro:
We change our posture o'er and o'er,
But cannot rest, nor cheat our woe.
"Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Dull lions prone on a watery beach.
The universe kneels at the swamp
to curiously eye its own raw
postures of decay
in the mirror of human consciousness.
"Notes On Vision" by James Douglas Morrison
- Ah! sir, our worshipped posture we perchance
Shall not abandon, though we see not how,
Being to that lamp-post fixed, we may advance
Beside our lords in any real degree,
Unless we move: and to advance is now
A sovereign need, think more than we.
"A Ballad Of Fair Ladies In Revolt" by George Meredith

In news:

Cornyn's posturing has an off-taste.
Cokie & Steven V Roberts: Posturing fails truth test.
More peace-process posturing from Israelis and Palestinians.
Congress heads home for holiday after posturing , little progress.
NBA just posturing at this point.
Energy debate is full of sound and fury, signifying political posturing .
In fact, the UN gambit allows him to posture as a champion of the Palestinian cause without having to consider any of the hard choices that would be needed to found a Palestinian state.
Popular state sovereignty bills draw comparison to Civil War posturing .
Posturing on pension funds purely political.
Posturing At the Pumps.
Sun, IBM Should Quit Open-Source Posturing .
Romney's Obscene Posturing As A Wall Street Critic The Nation.
Mandel, at age 34, appears to be a passionate and sincere individual, unencumbered by stuffy political posturing.
Posturing on pension funds purely political.
Yet proper posture is more than good manners.
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In science:

Attention and the control of posture and gait: A review of an emerging area of research.
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait stability during treadmill walking: an experimental study in healthy individuals
Gait instability and fractal dynamics of older adults with a "Cautious" Gait: Why do certain older adults walk fearfully? Gait Posture.
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait stability during treadmill walking: an experimental study in healthy individuals
Mechanics of posture and gait of some large dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Karlsson A and Lanshammar H: "Analysis of postural sway strategies using an inverted pendulum model and force plate data".
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Lauk M et al.: "Human balance out of equilibrium: Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics in posture control".
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
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