Guise definitions

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Manner of dress; garb.
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Outward aspect; semblance.
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French noble family including Francis of Lorraine, Second Duke of Guise (1519–1563), a military leader who defeated Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and battled the Huguenots. His son Henry of Lorraine, Third Duke of Guise (1550–1588), helped plan the St. Bartholomews' Day massacre of Huguenots in 1572 and was later assassinated by order of Henry III.
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A false or deceiving appearance; pretense.

Under the guise of friendship.

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Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
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Manner or way.
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False appearance; pretense.

Spoke to me under the guise of friendship.

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2d Duc de Guise 1519-63; Fr. statesman.
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Mode of dress; garb.

Huddled on the street in the guise of beggars.

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3d Duc de Guise 1550-88; Fr. statesman: son of François.
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Custom; habit.
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The definition of a guise is an outward appearance presented to the world that may not be true or accurate.

When you go into the kitchen and claim you are there to help, but you are really in the kitchen to steal a cookie, this is an example of a situation where you go to the kitchen under the guise of wanting to help.

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Customary behavior, manner, or carriage.
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Name of a Fr. ducal family of the 16th & 17th cent.
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Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.)
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External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
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Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
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Origin of guise

Middle English manner, fashion from Old French of Germanic origin weid- in Indo-European roots