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Posed \Posed\, a. Firm; determined; fixed. ``A most posed . . . and grave behavior.'' [Obs.]


Pose \Pose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posed; p. pr. & vb. n. Posing.] [F. poser to place, to put, L. pausare to pause, in LL. also, to place, put, fr. L. pausa a pause, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make to cease, prob. akin to E. few. In compounds, this word appears corresponding to L. ponere to put, place, the substitution in French having been probably due to confusion of this word with L. positio position, fr. ponere. See Few, and cf. Appose, Dispose, Oppose, Pause, Repose, Position.] To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of effect; to arrange the posture and drapery of (a person) in a studied manner; as, to pose a model for a picture; to pose a sitter for a portrait.

  1. (context obsolete English) firm; determined; fixed v

  2. (en-past of: pose)


adj. arranged for pictorial purposes [ant: unposed]

Usage examples of "posed".

This transcendent political apparatus corresponds to the necessary and ineluctable transcendent conditions that modern philosophy posed at the pinnacle of its development, in Kantian schematism and Hegelian dialectics.

The limits of the nation-state, he claimed, posed an insurmountable obstacle to the realization of the idea of right.

It is hard not to be reminded here of how in Christian moral theology evil is first posed as privation of the good and then sin is defined as culpable negation of the good.

The most significant instances of revolt and revolution against these modern power structures therefore were those that posed the struggle against exploitation together with the struggle against nationalism, colonialism, and imperialism.

Proletarian internationalism constructed a paradoxical and powerful political machine that pushed continually beyond the boundaries and hierarchies of the nation-states and posed utopian futures only on the global terrain.

This paradox of incommunicability makes it extremely difficult to grasp and express the new power posed by the struggles that have emerged.

We ought to be able to recognize that although all of these struggles focused on their own local and immediate circumstances, they all nonetheless posed problems of supranational relevance, problems that are proper to the new figure of imperial capitalist regulation.

These new figures and subjectivities are produced because, although the struggles are indeed antisystemic, they are not posed merely against the imperial system-they are not simply negative forces.

Marsilius of Padua posed the same definition for the Republic: the power of the Republic and the power of its laws derive not from superior principles but from the assembly of citizens.

That love that the humanists considered the supreme form of the expression of intelligence was posed by Spinoza as the only possible foundation of the liberation of singularities and as the ethical cement of collective life.

When he posed reason as the exclusive terrain of mediation between God and the world, he effectively reaffirmed dualism as the defining feature of experience and thought.

Sovereignty is thus defined both by transcendence and by representation, two concepts that the humanist tradition has posed as contradictory.

The spiritual identity of the nation rather than the divine body of the king now posed the territory and population as an ideal abstraction.

In other words, the nation was posed as the one and only active vehicle that could deliver modernity and development.

Just as capital moves forward to restructure production and employ new technologies only as a response to the organized threat of worker antagonism, so too European capital would not relinquish slave production until the organized slaves posed a threat to their power and made that system of production untenable.