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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 guise /ˈgaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Guise 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.
 The swain replied, “It never was our guise
 To slight the poor, or aught humane despise.”   --Pope.
 2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
    As then the guise was for each gentle swain.   --Spenser.
 A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than any which
 ever yet have overpowered the imagination.   --Burke.
 3. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of
          friendship he betrayed them" [syn: pretense, pretence,