Thursday, October 02, 2014

Random Sequence: Is your "mien" mean?

"Her hands were ever eager to minister to his wants; her mien was quiet and collected, after the first burst of feeling; but her pale face and anxious eye told a story of intense inner suffering."
--Mary W. Janvrin, "The Contented Mind", in Godey's Lady Book and Magazine, April 1864

(I found a bound copy of several issues of Godey's in my basement and have been flipping through the dusty pages.)

mien = appearance, bearing, or demeanor

You could have a mean mien, I suppose.

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(photo by me)

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