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Posture vs. Preen

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Posturenoun

The way a person holds and positions their body.

Preennoun

A forked tool used by clothiers for dressing cloth.

Posturenoun

A situation or condition.

Preennoun

pin

Posturenoun

One's attitude or the social or political position one takes towards an issue or another person.

Preennoun

bodkin; brooch

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Posturenoun

(rare) The position of someone or something relative to another; position; situation.

Preenverb

(transitive) To pin; fasten.

Postureverb

(intransitive) to put one's body into a posture or series of postures, especially hoping that one will be noticed and admired

‘If you're finished posturing in front of the mirror, can I use the bathroom now?’;

Preenverb

(of birds) To groom; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers.

Postureverb

(intransitive) to pretend to have an opinion or a conviction

‘The politicians couldn't really care less about the issue: they're just posturing for the media.’;

Preenverb

To show off, posture, or smarm.

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Postureverb

(transitive) To place in a particular position or attitude; to pose.

‘to posture oneself; to posture a model’;

Preenverb

To trim up, as trees.

Posturenoun

The position of the body; the situation or disposition of the several parts of the body with respect to each other, or for a particular purpose; especially (Fine Arts), the position of a figure with regard to the several principal members by which action is expressed; attitude.

‘Atalanta, the posture of whose limbs was so lively expressed . . . one would have sworn the very picture had run.’; ‘In most strange posturesWe have seen him set himself.’; ‘The posture of a poetic figure is a description of his heroes in the performance of such or such an action.’;

Preennoun

A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth.

Posturenoun

Place; position; situation.

‘His [man's] noblest posture and station in this world.’;

Preenverb

To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; - said of birds.

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Posturenoun

State or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs.

‘The several postures of his devout soul.’;

Preenverb

To trim up, as trees.

Postureverb

To place in a particular position or attitude; to dispose the parts of, with reference to a particular purpose; as, to posture one's self; to posture a model.

Preenverb

To dress (oneself) carefully or stylishly; to primp.

Postureverb

To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose.

Preenverb

To pride (oneself) on one's accomplishments; to congratulate (oneself).

Postureverb

Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint.

Preenverb

To dress up neatly and smartly; to make oneself well-groomed and well-dressed.

Posturenoun

position or arrangement of the body and its limbs;

‘he assumed an attitude of surrender’;

Preenverb

To feel proud of one's achievement; to swell or gloat.

Posturenoun

characteristic way of bearing one's body;

‘stood with good posture’;

Preenverb

clean with one's bill;

‘The birds preened’;

Posturenoun

a rationalized mental attitude

Preenverb

pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement

Posturenoun

capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war;

‘we faced an army of great strength’; ‘politicians have neglected our military posture’;

Preenverb

dress or groom with elaborate care;

‘She likes to dress when going to the opera’;

Postureverb

behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others;

‘Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!’; ‘She postured and made a total fool of herself’;

Postureverb

assume a posture as for artistic purposes;

‘We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often’;

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