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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ I am here to work in a London drama academy, to teach - ah, yes - deportment.
▪ If the deportment of the Koi is okay, next step is to ask the dealer to bowl the fish.
▪ James was no model of deportment anywhere, least of all in his marital and other personal relations.
▪ Not only good for the deportment, this exercise frees the hands for programmes, literature and eating cooling icecream.
▪ Prior to sharing her young mistress's lessons, she received instruction in deportment and etiquette.
▪ The deportment department was one of the first things to go.
▪ Their different personalities are reflected in their deportment on court, Davenport's walk far more diffident than Williams's confident strut.
▪ They made girls stand up for themselves and neatness, grooming and deportment were important.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Deportment \De*port"ment\, n. [F. d['e]portement misconduct, OF., demeanor. See Deport.] Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing.

The gravity of his deportment carried him safe through many difficulties.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from Middle French déportement, from déporter "to behave," from Old French deporter (see deport (v.1)).


n. 1 bearing; manner of presenting oneself: 2 conduct; public behavior: 3 apparent level of schooling or training: 4 self-discipline:


n. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct]

Usage examples of "deportment".

Peachy and Delia prancing about and hardly able to regulate their satisfaction the expedition promised to be a lively one, though the harum-scarum pair calmed down in the presence of Miss Bickford, and assumed a deportment of due decorum.

As his deportment was sober and honest, and his intentions harmless, he was always treated, by Constantia, with politeness, though his entrance always produced a momentary depression of her spirits.

The bailiff whispered the prior significantly, and from that moment his deportment towards the Genoese took still more of the character of formal and official respect.

Miss MacGowan had on more than one occasion nearly gotten her killed by using the example of her deportment as a cudgel to pound the other kids into feeling worse about themselves than they already did.

Also, as if to salve his conscience, he began to cultivate a special gravity in his deportment.

CHAPTER XIV Deportment Richard left us on the very next evening to begin his new career, and committed Ada to my charge with great love for her and great trust in me.

She was pretty but she stood badly, and used to laugh at Marcel, the teacher of graceful deportment, who wanted to correct her awkward bearing.

His person was short, his countenance coarse and vulgar, his deportment that of a scholar aukwardly affecting the easy gentleman.

Monimia, who, in a most dignified style of rebuke, chid her for her indelicacy and presumption, observing, that she could have no title to take such freedoms with lodgers, whose punctuality and regular deportment left her no room to complain.

During the utterance of every word of this short dialogue, Lady Dedlock and Mr. Tulkinghorn, without any other alteration in their customary deportment, have looked very steadily at one another--as was natural, perhaps, in the discussion of so unusual a subject.

Old Mr. Turveydrop adored the Prince Regent on account of his deportment.

Just then there appeared from a side-door old Mr. Turveydrop, in the full lustre of his deportment.

After a few words of preparation, we then went in search of Mr. Turveydrop, whom we found, grouped with his hat and gloves, as a model of deportment, on the sofa in his private apartment--the only comfortable room in the house.

I could have wished--you will understand the allusion, Mr. Jarndyce, for you remember my illustrious patron the Prince Regent --I could have wished that my son had married into a family where there was more deportment, but the will of heaven be done!

There was something in the picture of Mr. Turveydrop bestowing his deportment on Mr.