(gz), n. [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr. OHG. wsa, G. weise. See Wise, n.] 1. 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. Chaucer.
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The swain replied, "It never was our guise
To slight the poor, or aught humane despise."
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2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
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As then the guise was for each gentle swain.
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A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than any which
ever yet have overpowered the imagination.
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3. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
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