Origin of mien
Examples from the Web for mien
As if instead of reading lullabies, Palestinians read their kids Mien Kempf.
Heavy of gait, stolid of mien, and of indomitable courage, the true Wessex man is a staunch friend and a very mild enemy.Thomas Hardy's Dorset|Robert Thurston Hopkins
He spoke low and deferentially, and his mien was that of a modest, retiring man who secretly thought ill of himself.The Lions of the Lord|Harry Leon Wilson
Doris' wide eyes were tinged with red, and her mien was as dejected as Heraia's; for Charmides had been her comrade always.Istar of Babylon|Margaret Horton Potter
British Dictionary definitions for mien
Word Origin for mien
Word Origin and History for mien
"facial expression," 1510s, probably a shortening of Middle English demean "bearing, demeanor" (see demeanor) and influenced by Middle French mine "appearance, facial expression," which is of unknown origin, possibly Celtic (cf. Breton min "beak, muzzle, nose," Irish men "mouth").