Origin of demeanor
Examples from the Web for demeanor
His demeanor, in fact, strangely mimics that of his aircraft: robotic.Bad to the Drone: Amateur Flyer Appears at Harlem Wreckage|Abby Haglage|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Demeanor: If your dog is really submissive, do you really want a bully?Sunny’s Debut, Bo’s Bubble, and the Undogly Life of a Presidential Pet|Dr. Patty Khuly|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As you'd predict, the Buzzfeed list of ways to anger Canadians is appropriately reflective of the Canadian demeanor.
Roseanne Barr had an answer for outsized emphasis on beauty and demeanor.What Women Comedians Want: Yael Kohen’s ‘We Killed’|Allison Yarrow|October 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Commenting on his vanilla—some might even say “hokey”—demeanor, my wife said he reminded her of the father on Leave It to Beaver.Face It, Republicans, ‘Bazooka Joe’ Biden Won the VP Debate|Matt Latimer|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The demeanor of the hounds contrasted sharply with what it had been at the start of the hunt the year before.Tales of lonely trails|Zane Grey
By his demeanor Prometheus has become the ensample of magnanimous endurance, and of resistance to oppression.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
Crane was in President Castle's office, and his demeanor was that of a man who has heard disquieting news.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Young and fresh of color, sweet of voice, and modest of demeanor she always was.Istar of Babylon|Margaret Horton Potter
With the knowledge came back to him that manliness in demeanor of which he had been so sorely in need a moment before.The Coward|Henry Morford
late 15c., from obsolete Middle English demean "handle, manage, conduct," later "behave in a certain way" (early 14c.), from Old French demener (11c.) "to guide, conduct; to live, dwell," from de- "completely" (see de-) + mener "to lead, direct," from Latin minare "to threaten," in Late Latin "to drive (a herd of animals);" see menace. Sense in English evolved from notion of "conduct, manage" (oneself). Spelling changed by influence of nouns in -or, -our.