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missfelicity
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:42:57 AM

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On the surface, we could not have been more different. Trim and dignified, he was born in Britain and had the bearing of a statesman. I had grown up just 16 miles north of Boston, in Salem, Massachusetts, the only son of an Irish-American railroad conductor.

Hi, there! Does "he had the bearing of a statesman" mean "he behaved like a statesman"?
thar
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 2:58:09 PM

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Not his behaviour.

Your bearing is the way you appear - how tall you are, the way you stand, the way you hold your head.


Quote:
bearing
noun
1.
a person's way of standing or moving.
"a man of precise military bearing"
synonyms: posture, comportment, carriage, gait, stance; deportment
"his greying hair and tanned complexion accentuated his distinguished bearing"


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