(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. kind, sort; habit; class; style, mode; conduct, behavior; way. method.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Personal conduct]
Syn. mien, deportment, demeanor; see bearing 2 , behavior 1 .
See Synonym Study at bearing .
2. [Customary action]
Syn. use, way, practice; see custom 1 , 2 , habit 1 .
3. [Method]
Syn. mode, fashion, style; see method 2 .
by all manner of means,
Syn. certainly, of course, without doubt; see surely .
by any manner of means,
Syn. in any way, at all, however; see anyhow 2 .
by no manner of means,
Syn. in no way, not at all, definitely not; see never .
in a manner of speaking,
Syn. in a way, so to speak, so to say; see rather .
to the manner born,
Syn. naturally fit, suited, accustomed from birth; see able 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. style way, mode, fashion, method, system, pattern, custom, practice.
2. behavior air, way, conduct, deportment, aspect, bearing, mien, posture, appearance, demeanor.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The approach used to do something: fashion, method, mode, modus operandi, style, system, way, wise2. See MEANS. 2. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality: address, air, bearing, demeanor, mien, presence, style. Archaic: port. See BE, STYLE. 3. A habitual way of behaving: consuetude, custom, habit, habitude, practice, praxis, usage, usance, use, way, wont. See USUAL. 4. Socially correct behavior. Used in plural: decorum, etiquette, good form, mores, propriety (also used in plural), p's and q's. See USUAL. 5. A distinctive way of expressing oneself: fashion, mode, style, tone, vein. See STYLE. 6. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members: breed, cast, description, feather, ilk, kind2, lot, mold, nature, order, sort, species, stamp, stripe, type, variety. Informal: persuasion. See GROUP.

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